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ZMSG INJECT 30M NAIRA FOR REVATALIZATION OF ZAMFARA STATE POULTRY UNIT

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Governor Bello Muhammed Matawallen Maradun had on Tuesday Released the sum of 30 million naira for the revatalization of Zamfara State Poultry Production Unit Gusau.


The Governor announced the release of the money when he paid an unscheduled visit at the centre located along Olusegun Obasanjo Drive, Gusau the state capital.


In a statement by the Governors Press Secretary Jamilu Iliyasu Birnin Magaji said the Gusau poultry production unit was commissioned by the premier of the Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto on the 30th of October, 1960 as a mean of boosting  revenue generation and creation of employment opporynity to the people of the state.

The unit is now under the control of Zamfara State Directorate of Animal Health, Rugga and Livestock Development.


Governor Bello Matawalle who expressed concern with the condition of the centre directed the officials to immediately fix all the broken down facilities and equipments as well as clear the unit preparatory to the  resumption of its operations.

He said his administration would provide modern poultry production equipments and accessories in addition to the provision of vehicles to the centre.


He said the eggs and chicken being produced by the unit will henceforth be purchased by the state government for feeding of its secondary school students so as to improve revenue generation of the state.

The Governor said the thirty million Naira will be use as a take off grant as the unit had been redundant for many years hence the need for his administration to revive it to normal use becomes absolutely necessary. 


He urged the officials to effectively utilise the fund provided saying he will regularly pay visits to the facility to see the progress of its revival.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Animal Health, Rugga and Livestock Development,  Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi Maradun told the Governor that the unit is a special centre for the production of Chicken, Eggs, Animal food as well as serve as revenue generation window for the state noting that, the centre is historic and has been in existence for over 60 years.

He commended the Governor for his timely  intervention in reviving the centre and making it effective for future use.

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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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