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ZAMFARA GOV. MEET EMIRS AND SECURITY CHIEFS OVER INSECURITY

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Governor Bello Matawalle has chaired the state security meeting on Monday with Emirs from (19) emirate councils, local government Chairmen and heads of security outfits in attendance.

The Governor said the purpose of the meeting was for all critical stakeholders on security to meet, make a holistic review of the security measures adopted and came up with workable solutions that would help in bringing lasting peace in the state.

“Our meeting today even if it will take us to the next day is to meet as stakeholders and make a realistic review of the security measures we have put in place and develop further strategies that would allow our local farmers to go to their farms without any fear”.

Governor Matawalle further said, though he has set up various committees that are connected to management of security, he ordered for the release of what is required of them to commence work including operational vehicles.

He emphasized that as stakeholders there must be periodic change of security strategies since issue of insecurity is something that has multi-dynamic approach.

Matawalle added that as a government, they are not going to fold their hands and allow people of Zamfara to be carelessly wasted, noting that as government new security measures will be put in place to ensure that normalcy has been restored.

“We have procured operational vehicles and motorcycles for community guards, and we have also procured weapons, and we are going to hand them over to each ward within the state for people to defend themselves”.

“It sound too ridiculing in a situation whereby three young boys armed with deadly weapons would invade a community where there are over three thousand active youths, chase away everybody and nothing would be done” Matawalle added.

“We have to do everything possible to protect our people and to the best we could, we have taken different measures but yet, God almighty has not ended this tragedy, and it is time we seek for forgiveness from God almighty for our bad deeds”?

He added that the security meeting is scheduled for all stakeholders to also air their views on any issue of security concern so that appropriate steps can be taken to get things redressed.

 

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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