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ZSHA OKAYS EXECUTIVE REQUEST TO SECURE 1.5 BILLION NAIRA LOAN FROM ZENITH BANK

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At its plenary session on Thursday, the State House of Assembly has formally granted the state government request to secure a loan facility of  (N1,510,664,674.26)    One billion ,Five Hundred and Ten Million Six Hunderd and Sixty Four Thousand Six Hundred and Seventy Four Naira Twenty Six Kobo only to serve the 2020 counter part funding for the  Universal Basic Education Board. 


Presenting the motion before the House plenery as a matter of urgent public importance, majority leader of the House Mr. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to grant the request to enable the state access its matching grants and commences its own component of the project in earnest.

Mr Dosara further revealed that the amount represent 50% counterpart funding for the whole project with 24 months tenor repayment obligation of N73,247,066.38 kobo monthly, which according to him represent 15% interest of the whole facility.


After extensive deliberations by the members, the request was granted outfightly.

The House also considered a bill sent by the executive on the need to repeal Zamfara State Accelerated Cotton Development Agency and be replaced with Directorate of Accelerated Cotton Development 2020  as well as a bill for a law to provide for establishment and management of Zamfara State Directorate for Higher Education 2020. 


In the same session member representing Maru North Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma presented a petition before the House challenging the unjustly removal of two village heads  of Bingi and Ruwan Dorowa by the immediate past APC government .

The speaker also announced the appointment of Hon Faruk Musa Dosara House leader as new acting chairman House committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs following the demise of late Tukur Jekada Birnin Tudu. 

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BREAKING: CASH SWAP: SUPREME COURT AGREES WITH ZAMFARA, KOGI & KADUNA GOVERNORS OVER FEB 10TH DEADLINE

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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has restrained the Federal Government from continuing with the full implementation of the demonetization policy.

Three northern states, Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara, had, in a motion ex-parte filed on February 3rd, prayed the apex court to halt the Central Bank of Nigeria’s naira redesign policy.

A 7-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice John Okoro, in a unanimous ruling, granted an interim injunction restraining the FG, CBN, commercial banks etc, from implementing the February 10 deadline for the old 200, 500 and 1000 Naira notes to stop being a legal tender.

The court further held that the FG, CBN, and commercial banks must not continue with the deadline pending the determination of a notice on notice in respect of the issue on February 15.

By the ruling, the old Naira notes continue to be legal tenders in Nigeria.

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ZAMFARA AG. GOV. NASIHA VISITS CBN GUSAU BRANCH, ASK COMMERCIAL BANKS TO IMPROVE ON SERVICE DELIVERY.

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Zamfara State Acting Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has paid an unscheduled visit to the Gusau branch of Central Bank on Monday.

The visit was part of the commitment of the Matawalle administration to ensure that the suffering of the people of the state in trying to access cash from banks has been reduced to the barest minimum.

According to the Spokesperson of the Deputy Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi, the Senator expressed dismay with the manner at which people are spending multiple hours at the ATM points trying to access cash for their daily activities.

He therefore urged the CBN to develop ways of getting people out of the present predicament.

In a response, the branch controller of CBN Mal. Buhari Abbas thanked the Deputy Governor for the visit and assured that the needful would be done and cash would be made available in the shortest possible time.

In a related development, the Deputy Governor paid similar unscheduled visits to FCMB,ECO Bank, Zenith and Gt Bank in order to hear from the citizens directly.

He commended the arrangements made by FCMB and ECO banks in trying their best to make money available for customers to withdraw, especially at the ATM Points.

As for Zenith and Gt Bank, Sen. Nasiha expressed dismay over the poor arrangements made for the customers in the two banks and urged them to ensure that Improvement has been made

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ZMSG DIRECT WATER BOARD TO SUSTAIN WATER TRANSMISSION TWICE A DAY

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Zamfara state Acting Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has paid unscheduled visit to the state Ministry of Water Resources as part of the commitment of the state government in ensuring potable water supply within Gusau the capital city and its environs.

According to the Spokesperson of the Deputy Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi, the visit of the Acting Governor was triggered by the constant public outcry over shortage of water supply in the capital city.

Sen. Nasiha who commended the effort of the staff of the Ministry for demonstrating serious commitment to duty explained that the high cost of diesel has been part of the reason that is causing inconsistencies in the frequent supply of water.

But he explained that the state government has taken the appropriate steps of increasing the funding of the Ministry because of the reality on the ground.

He urged the ministry to intensify public enlightenment so that people can be kept informed about the challenged faced by the ministry.
While urging the commissioner of Water Resources to forward situation report directly to his office for action, he directed the ministry to ensure transmission of water to Gusau town and environs twice a day.

The Commissioner for water resources in a response thanked the Deputy Governor for the visit and assured him of their readiness to comply with the government directive at all time.

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