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ZAMFARA LOSES 1.6 BILLION TO SERVICES OF DEBT MONTHLY

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Zamfara State Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has lamented that, about one billion six hundred naira out of the state monthly allocation goes to servicing of debt accrued by the previous administrations.

Matawalle who stated this when he played host to the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress for Ramadan breakfast on Friday.

In a statement by the Governor’s Director General on Media and Communications Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau said, Zamfara is the least state paid from the federation account

He said the state is left with an allocation of between N1.3 to N1.8 billion naira monthly which is usually meant for the payment of salary to over 28,000 workers as well as run the affairs of the state.

He assured that, despite the crises his administration would neither sack nor rationalized workforce in order not to jeopardize the interest of many defendants.

While commending the workers for their understanding and commitment to duty, the governor assured that he will continue to meet their demands as well as pay a full monthly salary every month without delay.

On security, Governor Matawalle charged the workers to be more vigilant especially with the arrest of some state civil servants in connection with aiding banditry.

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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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