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ZAMFARA GOVERNOR TO UNVEILS NEW ROADMAP TO ARMED BANDIT ACTIVITIES, PROMISES CHANGE OF SECURITY TACTICS

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Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has warned armed bandits operating in the state to either repent or leaves the show of Zamfara as he draws a new roadmap which is aimed at tackling security challenges facing the state.

The Governor handed down the warning on Saturday when he received the delegation of the APC Governors’ Forum who paid him a sympathy visit at the state government house Gusau.

In a statement by the Director General Press Affairs to Governor of Zamfara Malam Yusuf Idris said, Matawalle declared that, his recent decision to suspend one of his district head in Shinkafi emirate for allegation of having a deal with some suspected bandits was just a tip of the iceberg noting that, in the next four days, he will come up with some decisive measures aimed at dealing with those making life unbearable for the innocent citizens in the state.

Matawalle further said his recent visit to Abuja has accorded him the opportunity to discuss extensively with President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s service chiefs on the new security approach which is going to deal seriously with deceptive and unrepentant bandits.

He thanked security agencies for their support and cooperation in the fight against armed banditry and also thanked members of the public for sharing vital information to security agencies for prompt action.

He also thanked the two visiting governors, Atiku Bagudo of Kebbi who is the Chairman APC Governors’Forum and governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa for the visit and their show of concern.

Earlier while delivering his condolence message, the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said they were in the state to extend their heartfelt condolences to the government and good people of Zamfara State over the recent bandits attacks that resulted in the lost of innocent souls.

Senator Bagudu said they were together with governor Matawalle in Abuja holding a security meeting when the sad incident happened which forced the governor to leave for Zamfara to ensure total control of the situation.

He said the action of the Governor influences them to follow him to Gusau and consoled with him over the tragedy.

He prayed that the attack will be the last in the state and prayed for the souls of the departed ones.

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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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