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ZMSG TO ISSUE LICENSES TO LANDED AND HOUSING AGENTS

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Zamfara State government has concluded arrangements to issue customized licenses to all landed and housing agents operating within the state with a view to ensuring sanity into their transactions.

This was made known by the Chairman of Zamfara State Board of Internal Revenue Ali Akilu Dama Bungudu in a special interview session with the Thunder Blowers in Gusau on Thursday.

Dama said the decision to taking this measures become necessary considering the volume what the state government is losing from landed and housing transactions annually.

He said his board has concluded a plan to embark on the tour of all the nineteen emirate councils with a view to ensuring that all stakeholders involved in the landed and housing matters are fully sensitized.

He also said before an agent is accredited for issuance of licenses he has to be certified by the police DPO, the DO for the SSS and Civil Defense from his council area so that only those agents with track records are allowed to be issued with the licenses.

He also said a customized forms have been provided where every landed, and housing transactions must be certified by the traditional rulers and other critical stakeholders before it is considered a legitimate and valid transaction.

He also said when the tour and other arrangements are concluded possibly by the end of September 2022 any landed or housing properties secured by anybody without passing through this process is considered invalid.

He noted further that 1% of the total transaction will be remitted to the consolidated revenue account before a certified seal of the state is fixed on the letter of sales agreement.

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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