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ZAMFARA RESIDENTS CRIES FOR HELP AS FLOOD TAKES OVER THEIR HEALTH FACILITY

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Residents of Faru community in Maradun local government area of Zamfara state have cried for help over what they described as disastrous condition of their only primary health care center which is about to be washed away by the deverstating water  flooding that hit the location of the health facility.



One of the residents of the area Abdullahi Faru who was interviewed by Thunder Blowers expressed regret that, for the past six years whenever it is raining patients and other health care seakers have to stay away from the facility due to excessive flood that flows deep inside the admission wards.

He said as at now flood have taken over the health center and that, the only two patients on admission have to be discharged outrightly hence flood cannot allow free movement of both the patients, his or her relations as well as the health workers attached to the health facility.


He hinted that,during rainy season, patients usually resort to going for a commercial health facility owned by an Igbo man in the area hence even the alternate commercial  health care center is not in good shape habitable for human admission.

He called on the government of Zamfara State to come to their aids and address this old aged problem as it constitute a threat to the healthy living condition of the people of Faru area.


As at now the 34 bed capacity health facility has  a total number of 24 staff on state/local government payrol whose access to their only working place is threatened by the flood. 

Attempt to speak to the State Commissioner for Health Yahaya Abubakar Kanoma failed hence he has not returned his miss calls and the Chairman Hospital Service Management Board Mustapha Anka could not also be reached as his phone has been switched off.

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ZAMFARA CP ELKANA RETIRES FROM ACTIVE SERVICE

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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GAMJIN GUSAU GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATURE: SAMAHO HELD SENSITIZATION RALLY

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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ZAMFARA CP ELKANA DECORATES (19) NEWLY PROMOTED SUPERINTENDENTS OF POLICE

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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