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The Zamfara State House committees on Women, children and social welfare and that of parliamentary forum had on Thursday presented the report on the disability Bill which was handed over to them for legislative assessment.

According to the statement by the house spokesperson Nasiru Usman Buyabiki, the committee laid the report before the house plenary for debate.

Leading the debate on the report, the Chairmen of the two committees Nasir Lawal Bungudu and Kabiru Magaji Kwatarkwashi said the bill was presented before the stakeholders, valid inputs were collected and inserted and also all the necessary adjustments were made before presenting it for third reading.

Part of the content of the report suggest that, a plan for the establishment of a state social protection and disability fund shall be made with an independent source of funds.

The bill also suggest that there shall be disability board and the board shall comprises part-time Chairman and six other part-time members with at least one woman representative suggesting that the remaining members shall be people with special needs.

The report as contained in the Bill also proposed that, the Governor shall, subject to the recommendation of the State Head of Service appoint the Executive Secretary from within the Civil Service.

Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma, Kabiru Hashimu Dansadau, Nasiru Lawal Bungudu among other lawmakers insisted that the bills if passed into law will help greatly in managing all forms of social discrimination against people with special needs.

After thorough deliberation, the members passed the bill into law and ordered that the clerk shall transmit the clean copy to the Executive Governor for assent.

In a comment, Speaker Nasiru Magarya commended the effort of all the members for ensuring that the Disability bill is passed into law.

He specifically thanked the two House committees for the thorough job done and urged them to sustain the momentum.

He also thanked the international partners, especially Save the Children all other critical stakeholders for their support and for participating in the process of making sure that the bill has been passed into law.


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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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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 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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