Governor Dauda Lawal Presides Over Security Council Meeting, Pledges Sustained Fight Against Banditry.

August 31, 2023

Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal presided over the security council meeting, pledging his administration’s commitment to enhance and sustain the fight against banditry in the State.

Governor Lawal held the security council meeting to receive briefings from all the heads of security agencies in the state.

A statement by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that the meeting was held on Thursday, at the Council Chambers, Government House, Gusau.

He added that the Zamfara State Government is committed to ensuring the safety of the lives and properties of the people.

The statement read in parts: “Governor Dauda Lawal presided over the security council meeting as part of his government’s resolve to prioritize the issue of security.

“He received briefings from the heads of the security agencies on their collective efforts towards the fight against banditry.

“The Governor raised a concern to the Heads of the security agencies in the State on the activities of bandits in some areas. Especially the Gusau to Funtua Road; Magami to Dangulbi, Dan Kurmi to Anka Road, as well as Magami to Dansadau Road.

“He further charged the heads of the military and police to deploy CSK platforms and Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicles, to constantly patrol all the affected major roads, where the State Government will provide them with necessary support and logistics where needed.

“He called on the heads of the security to ensure the dislodgement of all the bandits camp across the State.”

Gov. Lawal Commends SDG Youth Over Plans to Install Solar Power Across Zamfara.

August 30, 2023

Zamfara Governor, Dauda Lawal, on Wednesday, renewed his administration’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, (SDG) Youth.

The delegation of the SDG Youth was in Zamfara State to brief the governor on the solar power initiatives for selected tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

A statement by the spokesperson to the governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that the SDG Youth has selected Zamfara among the 12 states to implement the solar project.

He said: “Governor Dauda Lawal, while receiving the delegation of the SDG Youth, reiterated his administration’s readiness to provide necessary support they may require.

“He expressed his appreciation for the selection of Zamfara among the 12 states that would benefit from the installation of solar power across Nigeria.

“The SDG Youth project aimed at providing 100KV Solar Power to the College of Education (COE) Maru and would also train over 50 youths on the installation and maintenance of solar power.

“The delegation stated that the project is fully sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Government and BME Korean under the Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) and coordinated by SDG Youth Headquarters in South Korea.

“Governor Dauda Lawal further stated that he purposely chose the College of Education Maru for the pilot project of the solar installation as part of his resolve to overhaul the educational sector in Zamfara State.

“The delegation said the visit will provide an opportunity for the State to advance Youth development in the areas of smart farming; scholarship opportunities; Primary Health Care; Sports Development; Girl Child Education and Information Technology.

“The SDG Youth delegation comprises senior government officials from Abuja led by the Nigeria/African regional representative, Mr. Uzoh Ifeanyi C.”

His Excellency Dauda Lawal at UNDP’s Executive Leadership Retreat: Fostering Global Conversations in Kigali for Urban Renewal and Economic Empowerment, with Zamfara’s Future in Mind.

His Excellency Dauda Lawal in Kigali, he joined his colleagues as a panellist and participant at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Executive Leadership Retreat held in Kigali, Rwanda.

The retreat is serving as an enriching experience for urban safety, environmental health, and economic transformation.

This will also help and provide us with useful ideas on how to perfect the just-flagged-off urban renewal project in Zamfara.

Zamfara State Executive Council chaired by Governor Dauda Lawal has deliberated on various critical issues in the state

Zamfara State Executive Council chaired by Governor Dauda Lawal has deliberated on various critical issues in the state during its inaugural meeting which lasted for several hours at the Council Chamber Government House Gusau, Zamfara State.

Addressing journalists shortly after the meeting, Secretary to Zamfara State Government, Malam Abubakar M. Nakwada said, as part of the resolutions by the council, Two Hundred Thousand (200,000) vulnerable families in zamfara state will benefit with food stuff as one the palliative measures to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

According to him, some categories of civil servants in the state would be considered for a similar gesture in an appropriate arrangement for the palliative programme.

In the same vein, the Executive Council has approved the immediate provision of Fifty (50) Palliative Busses for a start and another TEN (10) 52-seater Macopolo Busses in order to reduce transportation problems for students in the state. Primary school pupils in particular, are to enjoy free transportation under the new palliative arrangement.

In another development, the council renewed its commitment and reviewed its efforts of securing the lives and properties of the people in the state. It further calls on the people in the state to continue to keep faith with the government in this regard and pray for peace in the state as it takes further security measures and strategies details of which cannot be made public.

The secretary to the state Government Abubakar Nakwada also explained that Governor Dauda Lawal used the council meeting to give matching orders to Ministry of Education, Ministry Commerce and Industries and Ministry of Health to use the findings and suggestions from the current Needs Assessment and immediately swing into the rightful action to ensure effective service delivery and maximum success of their Ministries.

Similarly, other commissioners have been tasked to take full charge and responsibilities of their Ministries. They are further advised to cascade same practice and attitude to other levels of workforce in their respective areas of authority.

Contributing to the press briefing, Chief of staff Zamfara state Government House, Hon. Mouktar Lugga added that Governor Dauda Lawal had demonstrated to the State Executive Council, his compassionate desire and commitment to transform Zamfara State while assuring to grant the commissioners appropriate liberty and certain approval limits to enable them carryout the mandate of their Ministries with minimum delay.

The joint Media briefing was attended by the Commissioner, Ministry of information and Culture Honorable Mannir M. Haidara and Attorney General/ commissioner of Justice Zamfara State Hon. Abdulazeez Sani Mohammed( SAN)

His Excellency Dauda Lawal flagged off construction of roads in Gusau

His Excellency Dauda Lawal flagged off the construction of Gusau township roads which is the first phase of our urban renewal project.

During his campaign, he made a covenant with the people to develop both human and infrastructure in our dear State.

We believe this project when completed will make our towns more accessible, attract investments, and tourism, and empowers local businesses.

Governor Dauda Lawal Swears in 18 Commissioners and assigns portfolios

Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, on Tuesday, inaugurated 18 newly appointed commissioners that would constitute the State Executive Council.

The inauguration ceremony was held at the old Council Chambers, Government House, Gusau where the new appointees were also assigned portfolios immediately after the oath-taking.

A statement by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said that the 18 newly appointed commissioners were experts from various professions.

He noted that the oaths of office were administered to the newly appointed commissioners by the Zamfara State Chief Judge, Justice Kulu Aliyu.

The Statement read in parts: “Governor Dauda Lawal tasked the newly inaugurated commissioners to double their efforts because they would be assessed by the Key performance index (KPIs).

“The performance index will form the basis of appraising their productivity against the requirements of the job assigned to them by the Governor.

“Governor Dauda Lawal further reiterated to the commissioners the importance of establishing a good working relationship and synergy between ministries for the betterment of Zamfara State.

“Governor Lawal announced their portfolios as follows: Abdula’aziz Sani Muhammad (SAN) – Justice; Haruna Ya’u -Agriculture; Abdulmalik Gajam – Budget and Planning; Abdulrahman Muhammad Tumbido – Commerce, Industry and Tourism; Mallam Wadatau Madawaki – Education, Science, and Technology; Environment and Natural Resources – Mahmud Muhammad Abdullahi Bello Auta – Finance; Dr. Aisha MZ Anka – Health.

“Others are Mannir Haidara – Information and Culture; Hon. Kabiru Moyi – Housing and Urban Development; Engr. Ahmed Yandi – Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Sulaiman Adamu Gummi – Religious Affairs; Dr. Nafisa Muhammad Maradun – Women Affairs and Social Development; Lawal Barau – Works and Infrastructure; Tasi’u Musa Shinkafi – Youth and Development; Amb. Bala Mai Riga – Ministry of Internal Security.

“There are two ministries under the office of the Governor with multiple tasks that include supervision of government policies. Nasiru Ibrahim Zurmi – Budget Implementation Unit/Office of the Governor; and Salisu Musa Tsafe – Humanitarian and Relief Matters/Office of the Governor.”

His Excellency Dr Dauda Lawal received the Chief Of Army Staff Lt Gen Taoreed Lagbaja

His Excellency Dr Dauda Lawal received the Chief Of Army Staff, Lt Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, and high-ranking officers of the Nigerian army from the 8th division who are on an operational visit at the Zamfara State Government house.

I canvassed more military presence and intervention to tackle insecurity in our State. We discussed ways to improve synergy and foster ways to combat all criminal elements disturbing our peace and hindering our development.

I’m glad about the assurances given to me by the Army Chief over the Armed Forces’ preparations and readiness to deal decisively with bandits to restore peace and stability.