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ZAMFARA INSECURITY: ADVOCATE ASK GOVERNMENT TO LEASE DANSADAU FOREST TO FOREIGN INVESTORS

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A Civil society advocate and Executive Director of an NGO FUPEL Bachiri Sarkin Fulani has advised the state and federal government to look in to the possibility of leasing out Dansadau Forest to the foreign investors who may initiate modern system of agriculture to boost food security.

Bachiri Fulani who stated this during a TV show programme of Thunder Blowers Dawache Kazo said, if the forest is leased to the foreign investors, they would bring capital and innovation in the state agricultural system as well as create job opportunities to the teeming displaced farmers along the forest.

He said though it is a long-term plan, but its impact would be visibly seen eventually, especially that the vast land would be deforested, and more access roads would be widely constructed to allow room for free movement of security agencies during the time of operation.

He also called on the federal government to consider the option of constructing military, police and Civil Defense barracks along Gusau-Sokoto road, especially in between Lambar Bakura and Bimasa so that the area can be secured anytime there need for emergency response by the security agencies.

Bachiri also called for the immediate revival of the Bokolori irrigation project so that farming activities can be enhanced and the area can be made busy to create job opportunities for the people around the area.

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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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