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Governor of Zamfara state Bello Muhammad Matawalle said, considering the skyrocket increase in the prices of commodities due to economic crises facing the country, the government expended over N1.8 billion Naira in the procurement of food items for distribution to the various categories of people in the state.

The Governor who stated this in an address via a video clip released by one of his new media aides on Saturday said, as usual his administration remain committed in bringing relief to the citizens of the state.

“This year, government decided to double its effort in supporting the lives of the people during the month of Ramadan”.

The Governor who stated the accurate figure expended for this year’s Ramadan assistance said, his government has expended the sum of N1,818, 219 for the procurement of assorted food items for distribution to the people during this holy month of Ramadan.

The Governor further said the money was used in the procurement of 125,701 bags of assorted food items including Rice, Beans, Maize, Millet, Guinea corn, Sugar, cooking oil and milk.

The Governor further said this is in addition to 40, 000, number of clothes provided for distribution to the people.

Breaking down the gesture Governor Matawalle said, there are 21,083 bags of rice, 14, 264 bags of sugar, 10,491, bags of millet, 6, 991 bags of maize, 9,206 cartons of milk, 22,590 gallons of cooking oil and 1,076 bags of beans.

The Governor further explained that the government has made arrangements for the commencement of Ramadan feeding in all the Jumu’at mosques across the fourteen local government areas of the state.

He also stated that the usual Ramadan feeding in all the designated 2,526 polling units across the state will proceed as usual.

He added that he has already met with all the Jumu’at prayer mosque Imams and modalities for the commencement of the feeding has been set up.

He thanked individuals and groups who have been supportive of the people during the holy month of Ramadan and encourage them to sustain the gesture as it attracts multiple rewards.

“We will use the previous experience in the distribution of this year’s Ramadan gesture; hence the government will not allow anyone to found wanting in the exercise”.

He urged people to pardon others and extend the hand of friendship and take it often that it’s Allah who give leadership to whom he wishes and that there is no other state than Zamfara state.

“Majority of us if we are not in power we have the option of moving out of the state, but the people of Zamfara remains in the state no matter what. We shall fear Allah and do the right thing in the overall interest of the people of the state” Matawalle added.

He urged Muslims to take the lessons of Ramadan in praying for God almighty to bring solutions to the multiple problems confronting the entire Northern Nigeria.


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A Zamfara federal house of representatives aspirant Abdulmalik Bungudu Zannan Bungudu has attended an interface with the Bungudu local government council chairman and other APC stakeholders aimed at strategizing ways to strengthen the ongoing reconciliation.

The meeting which was summoned by the Council Chairman Muhammad Maitutare emphasized on the need for the APC supporters from both side of the divide in Zamfara to accept the reconciliation in the spirit of unity and progress.

He said accepting the consensus candidate anointed by the Governor is the only answer to showing solidarity to the decision of the Governor.

The aspirant who was a former federal lawmaker Abdulmakik Zubairu thanked the council chairman and all the stakeholders for the support and assured them his commitment to ensuring that the party succeeded.

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It was a moment of jubilation for the supporters of Dr. Dauda Lawal Gamjin Gusau one of the aspirants eying for the seat of the Governor of Zamfara state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He has conducted one of the best state of the earth rally with thousands of supporters across the divides driving with happiness to welcome him at Yankara, Zamfara state border town with Katsina.

His arrival to Zamfara on Sunday marked the beginning of a new dawn for the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara state, as the journey of 45-50 minutes took him over eight hours to finish.

He was stopped by thousands of supporters at the entry of every village and town along Zaria-Gusau highway to wish him well and prayed for God almighty to bless his gubernatorial candidature.

Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare who was looking visibly emotional and delighted with the mammoth crowd that came on the streets to welcome him said he is optimistic and confident that his gubernatorial candidature will surely triumph in 2023.

He expressed hope that the journey from 2023 will raise the hope of Zamfara people since his inspiration is to transform Zamfara state in the area of infrastructures, education, quality health care system, job creation, widening opportunities in small and medium enterprises as well as sustainable reforms beyond his period as Governor.

A young, agile Ibrahim Garba who trekked from Yankara to Gusau said he has high hope for the gubernatorial candidature of Dauda Lawal considering his track record while in the banking sector and his admiration to transforming humanity.

He said whenever he listened to perspective from Dauda Lawal he renewed his hope for the new Zamfara state because of his careful understanding of the governance crises rocking the state and his vision of how he want to create new opportunities for Zamfara state.

Another young woman Fatima who stood for hours at Gusau Hotel round about to welcome Dr. Dauda said many people she interacted with have raised new hope in the aspiration of Dauda Lawal which is ringing bell. She said the quality in everything done by Dr, Dauda will surely manifest in his administration if elected.

Another Youth Corp member Chineze Thomas said, he has heard about the competency of Dr. Dauda Lawal from many people who worked with him in the banking sector and the conclusion about him was that “he is the best for the Zamfara gubernatorial projects and prayed for God almighty to see him through the routes of success in 2023.

As for his chances in the PDP, Alh Tanuimu Garba a secondary school teacher in Tsafe said, with people like Dr. Dauda Lawal in the party, PDP has become a new hope for Zamfara people.



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Twelve Zamfara aspirants contesting for the post of federal house of representative are gearing up for the APC primaries scheduled for Thursday the 26th of May 2021

Those who are likely to secure the ticket unopposed are Ahmad Usman Gummi for Gummi/Bukkuyum, Umar Sarkin Fada Zurmi/Shinkafi, Muhammad Ahmed Sani Bakura/Maradun and Isah Muhammad Anka for Anka and Bukkuyum Federal Constituency.

As for Maru/Bungudu, five aspirants are to contest the ticket on Thursday and they include Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu, Sufiyanu Usman, Abdulrahaman Tumbido and Aliyu Sulaiman Dansadau.

As for Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Fatima Mu’azu are to contest the ticket at the level of party primaries.

All aspirants, especially those for Maru and Bungudu are gearing up and meeting with the delegates to canvass for votes ahead of the date scheduled for the party primaries.

None of the aspirants who contesting at the level of primaries from Gusau/Tsafe and Maru/Bungudu constituencies has so far step down from the race.

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