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ZAMFARA INTERNATIONAL CARGO AIRPORT TO BEGINS OPERATION JUNE 2021

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Governor Bello Muhammed Matawallen Maradun has directed that, Zamfara state international Cargo Airport commences operation by June 2021 as he inspected the project site on Tuesday.


The Governor who expressed satisfaction with the progress of work at the site assured that all aircrafts will commences operation by the middle of next year.
In a statement by the Governors Director of Press Jamilu Iliyasu Birnin Magaji said, the Governor directed the company handling the project to ensure that all runways and terminal sections commences operation before June next year, and urged the company to provide  all facilities and equipments on ground before the stipulated time.
He directed the company handling the project to ensure that all runways and terminal sections commences operation before June next year and urged the contractor handling the project to ensure that all facilities to be provided are made available before the scheduled take off time.

The Governor also expressed delight with the speed at which the construction of the airport terrminal has reached and directed the contractor to begin the construction of access roads and provision of  other basic  facilities needed in the airport in good time.
The Matawallen of  Maradun also assured that, the state Government will Construct a befitting modern Hajj camp and pilgrims accommodation closer to the Airport so that intending pilgrims from the state and neighbourhood can be accommodated while waiting for their take off time to the holy land.

Earlier the State  Commissioner for Works Eng. Ibrahim Isah Mayana who took the Governor round the airport said work is being executed based on the guidelines and the constructual agreement entered in to between the contractor and state government. 
Similarly, the Governor visited Zamfara state Skills Acquisition Centre where he inspected the modern training facilities provided for entrepreneurship training to both male and female beneficiaries  in order to provide job opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths in the state.


He said all skills acquisition centres across the state would soon resume operations after eight years of redundancy.
Matawalle urged the management of the centre to ensure proper utilisation of all the training facilities provided by his Administration.


The Governor was accompanied at the inspection visit by the commissioners of Budget and Economic Planning, Works and Transport, Environment and Solid Minerals Development, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibo Magayaki, Engineer Ibrahim Isah Mayana and Dr Nura Isah Gusau as well as senior Government officials.

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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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