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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has inspected the ongoing rehabilitation and upgrading of General Hospital Talatar Mafara  on Thursday where he took time to inspect the opgraded section of the health facility.

The project is one of the faith projects of the current administration which majority of the citizens of Zamfara are celebrating considering the poor infrastructural conditions of the health facility.

Before the coming of this administration, there has been agitation by concern citizens on the need for the previous administration of Yari to rehablitate the hospital for reason that,  the hiospital is in very bad shapes aaand that, the health facility is situated few kilometres to the former Governor’s personal residence of the former Governor.

Yari has made many promises of renovating the hospital but up till when his tenure finished, he was not able to even award the project not to talk of executing the project. A source disclosed to thunder blowers.

Thunder Blowers Online News Medium has learnt that, General Hospital Talatar Mafara which is expected to manage a population of about 4 million people interms of health care management has been grounded  for several years due to lack of concern by the previous administration to fix the health facility. Abubakar Bala a resident of Talatar Mafara said.

But in an exclusive interview with this medium, Special Adviser to Zamfara Governor on Media and Communications Malam Zailani Bappa, said the Governor visited the site where the upgrading is taking place and asked the supervising ministry to reconcile the issue of architectural drawings of the new phase with the contractor before he returns for the second inspection.

Bappa assured that, the Governor is passionate about changing the face of that hospital and maintained that he will returns to Mafara in the next one month to inspect the progress of the work.

Renovation of Talatar Mafara General Hospital is one of the priority project we are working on and we shall deliver it within minimum time frame so that we can put smile on the face of Mafara people, Zailani Bappa added.

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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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