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ZMSG TO DISTRIBUTE 1000 TRUCKS OF ASSORTED FERTILIZER TO FARMERS

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Zamfara State Government has procured a total of 1000 trucks of assorted fertilizer for distribution to the registered ZACAREP target farmers for the 2020 farming season.


The state Deputy Governor Mahadi Aliyu Gusau who flagged off the sales and distribution of the fertilizer to the target farmers in Zamfara, said the package contains 30,000 metric tonnes.
 
The Acting Governor also noted that, because of the priority the state government accorded to agricultural sector the administration of Matawalle has earmarked the sum of 8 billion naira budgetary estimate for the sector and promised that the sector will continue to be given more attention in the fiscal years ahead.


Mahadi Aliyu said, the state government has reintroduced the ZACAREP Programme to help farmers improve their productivity adding that, for the year 2020 wet season, ZACAREP has registered 34,092 target farmers with over 38,793 hectares of various crops such as maize, millet, sorghum, soya beans and groundnut. 

Each of the target farmers will be supported with fertilizers, pesticides and guidance from extension workers adding that, over 5,000 farmers under RIFAN Programme have been registered in order to boost rice production in the State and the country in general. 


Mahadi Aliyu also said effort has been made by their administration to increase revenue generation and job creation to our people adding that, the state government is making arrangements to cultivate 100,000 hectares of land for cotton production under Zamfara Directorate for Accelerated Cotton Development with the intention of reviving our Ginneries and Textile Industries in the State. 

The Deputy Governor also pointed that, at the inception of the administration the government has released a total of 60 million naira to Zamfara State Fertilizer Blending Company for the production of NPK fertilizer to the state farmers before the onset of the rainy season.


He explained further that, Matawalle administration has also expended a total of N643 million naira for the procurement of Urea fertilizer for both dry and wet season.
On the area of pest control, the Deputy Governor said, their administration has taken control measures for quelea birds infestation in Bakura and Talatar Mafara local governments.
He also said the government of Matawalle has paid counter part funds to all the agricultural intervention programes as well as introduce new programmes that are meant to boost agricultural development activities  farmer filed and business school, community seed farmers group, the establishment of financial institution, youth empowerment as well as introduction of women group training for the nutrition improvement within the 14 Local Governments in the State. 
The Deputy Governor said further, under the Fadama III Programme, the state government launched 250 Fadama Guys with the intention of reducing the insecurity and poverty levels of the youths in the State. 


He said, participants were trained in various agricultural enterprises of their choice, which he said include, Input marketing, crop, livestock, fisheries and poultry production. 

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ZAMFARA WOMEN AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER HAILS AFFIRMATION OF AISHA BINANI AS APC GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE FOR ADAMAWA

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The Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Lawal Gummi has hailed the verdict of the Court of Appeal which affirms the valid candidature of Sen. Aisha Binani as the APC gubernatorial candidate for the Adamawa state in the 2023 election.

According to the statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry Sulaiman Isah, the Commissioner described the judgment as a victory for democracy and rule of law.

The statement further stated that, the court of Appeal verdict has further strengthened the hope of the Nigerian people that courts in Nigeria remain the last hope of the common people.

She congratulated the women of Adamawa state for having Sen. Binani as the gubernatorial candidate, noting that Aisha will do everything possible to improve their standard if elected as the Governor.

The commissioner congratulated the senator for her victory and advised her to take the issue of women and children seriously if she succeeds in becoming the governor of Adamawa state.

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ZAMFARA POLICE RESCUE (1) OLD BABY & (6) WOMEN FROM ABDUCTORS

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Zamfara state police command has announced the rescue of six women and one year old boy who were kidnapped at Kadamutsa village in Zurmi local government area of the state.

According to the police command Public Relations  Officer in Zamfara SP Shehu Muhammad, the rescue was successful after the police operatives in collaboration with the local vigilante stormed the suspected location where the abductees were hosted.

“Police operatives mobilized to the location where a search and rescue operation was conducted  along Zurmi – Jibiya axis, leading to the unconditional rescue of all the victims  unhurt”.

Shehu said the victims were debriefed and handed over to their relations after they were medically examined

The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf while commending the Police operatives and vigilante for the successful rescue operation, congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reiterates the determination of the police command in riding the state of criminal activities and apprehend criminal elements committing heinous crimes across the state.

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LIBERTY TV VETERAN JOURNALIST BASHIR BABA DIES

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A Veteran journalist and Analyst for various radio and television stations, Bashir Mohammed Baba is death.

He died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja as a result of injuries from complications from domestic accidents in his bathroom.

Bashir Baba an experienced journalist of over four decades which began with NTA, is one of the analysts of BBC, VOA, DW-Radio as well as Prestige Radio, Minna flagship programme, ‘Kasar Mu a Yau’ as well as Idon Mikiya programme of Farin Wata Television/Vision FM.

He anchored flagship programmes at Liberty Television programme. He was also Senior Assistant Media ( Foreign Affairs ministry) under Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali.

Late Bashir Baba, will be buried later on Saturday in Wudil Kano State.

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