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ZMHA C’TTEE TO INVESTIGATE SCANDALS ON LAND AND SHOP ALLOCATIONS IN GUSAU

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The house standing committee on lands, housing, town planning and has directed the directorate of lands and survey as well as Zamfara Urban and Regional Planning Board have been directed to submit approvals for all the layout issued to them since the inception of this administration.

According to a statement by the house spokesperson Mustapha Jafar Kaura said ZUREPB is specifically directed to submit all approvals for the allocation of shops in Gusau the state capital as well as their revenue performance from 2019 to date.

Jafaru said the Chairman of the committee Shafiu Dama Wanke gave the directives on Thursday at the end of their committee meeting held at the committee hearing room of the house of assembly complex.

He quoted the Chairman saying after series of engagement with the stakeholders and complaints lodged against land scandals, the committee is left with no option than to take the most appropriate steps of getting to the root of the problem.

Jafar said, Dama expressed his deepest concern on the way some government officials embarked on indiscriminate sales of land and allocation of shops to the highest bidders with much recourse to the statutory laws.

He further said, the committee has given all the affected MDA’s up to Wednesday the 23rd of February 2022 while they would embark on the oversight functions to the agencies on Thursday the 24th of February 2022.

He said his committee was mandated by the House during one of its plenaries of 24/12/2021 to investigate all anomalies regarding land racketeering,

indiscriminate allocation of lands, as well as erecting of illegal structures in government reserved areas in Gusau the state capital

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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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