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ZAMFARA SCHOOL OF NURSING DECLARES FRIDAY LECTURE FREE-DAY AS SUSPECTED CHOLERA CASES KILLS ONE STUDENT

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A student of Zamfara State School of Nursing and Midwifery, Umar Salisu died of suspected cholera ailment in the late hours of Thursday.

According to a confided source until his death Umar was a first year student of Community Nursing, and he died after he was rushed to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital Gusau for medical consideration.

The source added that, one other student has been hospitalized, with scores of them complaining of abnormal stomach pain.

The circumstances led to the declaration of lecture free-day on Friday by the school authority, as more cases are likely to emerge.

When contacted, the Executive Director of the College Tukur Shehu said the incident occurred in one of the off campus and the student was rushed to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital by the college authority but the deceased eventually died.

He told this medium that he immediately contacted the state ministry of health where team of public health experts was deployed to conduct clinical inspection of the hostel noting that, chlorine was administered in one of the local well suspected to have caused the problem in the hostel as well as conducted fumigation of the whole area.

He noted that, another delegation from the college was deployed to attend the funeral prayer of the deceased at Shinkafi as well as condoled the family, noting that normalcy has been restored.

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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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