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ZAMFARA INFORMATION COMMISSIONER FIRES BACK AT FMR. GOV. BAFARAWA OVER COMMENTS

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Zamfara State Commissioner for information Ibrahim Magaji Dosara has described that the recent comments by former Governor of Sokoto Attahiru Bafarwa against the new security measures taken by Zamfara state government as demeaning to his status as former Governor.

Dosara who spoke during an interview with BBC Hausa service on Friday said, former Governor Bafarawa should have allowed Governor Matawalle to conduct analysis of the security situation of the state before he decides whether to go on tour of the state and assess the impacts of the new measures or not.

Bafarawa accused Governor Matawalle of refusing to tour round the state and assess the impacts of the new measures he had instituted, instead he jetted out of the country.

But Dosara asked whether if former Governor Bafarawa is always around when Governor Matawalle tour round his state as a Governor, noting that the comments by former Governor Bafarawa do not go well for the state government of Zamfara.

He added that even recently during an NTA program, Sokoto State Commissioner for Security had announced that 80% of the armed bandits operating in Sokoto recently are those pushed away by the new measures adopted by Zamfara State government, noting that Sokoto state government promised to adopt same measures.

Dosara said the new measures have succeeded in restoring relative peace in the state

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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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