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Zamfara State former Commissioner for Environment Mukhtar Muhammad Lugga has written a protest letter to the Chairman of Zamfara State Project Verification Committee Alh Ahmad Muhammad Zabarma challenging the petition written against him by the former gubernatorial candidate of APGA Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi accusing him of mismanaging state funds to the tune of 261,121,280,00 for mining and exploration in Maru, Wanu and Dauri.

In the protest letter which was dated 3rd of July 2020 and copied to Thunder Blowers Online News Medium the commissioner noted that, since the resumption of the committee work when the state Director for Solid Minerals Mr Kabiru Morai denied any knowledge of the operation of the Shenzhen Processing and Minerals Company the committee ought to have been fair to invite him as the former commissioner and one time Chairman of the company to offer detail clarifications on what transpired before the committee jumped to conclusion.

He said in his letter that, it is unfortunate despite the fact that, he offered himself to the committee for discussion the chairman of the committee turned down the offer for reason best known to them. 

He noted further that, it was unfair for Mr Shinkafi to capitalize on the alleged  interim report of the projects verification committee  to write a petition against him and also used same fictious allegations to subject him to unnecessary media trials that caused his hard earned reputation to be damaged.

In trying to offer clarifications in his protest letter Lugga noted that, the agreement between Shenzhen group and State governments was signed by the Solicitor General on behalf of the state government a week before he was appointed as Commissioner for Environment.

And that there has never been a time when an approval for the sum of 160,160,000, 100,967,280 was issued to the ministry for environment when he was a commissioner  and challenged Mr Shinkafi to provide evidences of the payment to that effect.

He also stated in his letter that, contrary to the claim by Shinkafi, Shenzhen Minerals and Exploration is a fully registered limited liability company with up to 70 % shares owned by the State government and 30% owned by the Shenzhen group.

He also explained in his letter that, the company between 2012 and 2014 has mobilzed to site with 13 Chinese expertriates, and 50 locals and probe up to 85% of its engagement drive as two separate exploration reports were duly signed and issued to the state Governor.

Lugga further claimed that, except for some balances of the salaries and allowances of the staff which the previous administration has failed to settled, both the government and Shenzhen partners have met up with the contractual terms hence the records are their to speaks for themselves. 
He also insisted in his letter of protest that, all equipment agreed to be procured were provided as records of the invoice and other store documents will show.

Mr Lugga therefore used the protest letter to ask the committee to call Alh Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi to order and also refute the unverifiable allegations he raised against him over the social media within seven days  or else he is left with no option than to drag them to court.

It could be recalled that, on the 26th of June 2020 Alh Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi has written a petition against the immediate past Commissioner for Environment Mukhtar Lugga and the Shenzhen group over alleged mismanagement of money worth up to 261,121,280,00 in the name of exploration and mining.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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