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ZAMFARA NLC VOWS TO PROCEED ON PROPOSED NATIONAL RALLY ON SUBSIDY REMOVAL JANUARY 27TH

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The Zamfara state chapter of Nigerian Labor Congress has vowed to proceed on the proposed national rally on subsidy removal on the 27th January 2022.


According to the communiqué issued at the end of At the end of state executive Council meeting held in its state secretariat Thursday 20th January 2022 the NLC said joining the national rally is part of the demonstration of its concern to the plight of Nigerians on the current economic hardship instituted by excessive increase in fuel price by the federal government.

The Union also expressed satisfaction with the level of commitment being exhibited by the present administration of Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle in addressing major security challenges bedeviling the State.


They seize the opportunity if the meeting to condole the state government over the recent attacks on some communities in Bukuyyum and Anka local Government areas that resulted to the loss of the lives of innocent citizens and destruction of valuable properties.

The meeting also called on the state government to redouble efforts in that direction and urged people in the state to maintain their support to the state government policies and programmes.

They also collectively resolved to comply with national directives on strike for non implementation of the new national minimum wage if not properly engaged for discussion by the State Government.

They argued that, the one hundred million naira offered by the state government for the implementation of thirty thousand naira minimum wage across board in all the payment point is too meager as the projected table of the said amount is nothing to ride home about.

They charged the State Government to ensure appropriate data on death and retirement been recorded in the civil service, as the two to create surplus financial vacuum to support the government in actualizing its constitutional duty of implementing the new minimum wage.

The meeting further condemned the monthly presentation of stagnant salary figure by the MDAs responsible for the preparations of salaries, and called on the State Government to punish any civil servant or public servant involved in that act.

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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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