GOV. DAUDA LAWAL DISTRIBUTES FARM INPUTS TO FARMERS IN ANKA LGA, PROMISES A RENAISSANCE IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

GOV. DAUDA LAWAL DISTRIBUTES FARM INPUTS TO FARMERS IN ANKA LGA, PROMISES A RENAISSANCE IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

Governor Dauda Lawal has expressed optimism that Zamfara State would experience a renaissance in agricultural production, as the state government is committed to providing necessary support to farmers across the state.

The Governor kicked off the distribution of agricultural assets in Anka local government area in continuation of the flag-off ceremony for the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus under the auspices of FADAMA III on Tuesday.

A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that the distribution in Anka marked the end of Governor Lawal’s statewide tour for the flag-off of the post-COVID-19 Agricultural Recovery Initiative.

He added that the Governor has covered all 14 local government areas since the groundbreaking flag-off in the state capital, Gusau, in January.

Speaking at the flag-off in Anka LGA, Governor Lawal restated that the distribution across local government areas aims to support farmers to boost agricultural production.

He said: “Since the groundbreaking flag-off in Gusau on 3rd January, we have embarked on a statewide tour to enhance public awareness regarding the stimulus being rolled out.

“This initiative encourages beneficiaries to utilise the stimulus judiciously, achieving the set objectives. The distribution of the stimulus package represents a critical step in our efforts to mitigate the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The distribution of farm inputs to farmers in Anka LGA is part of the state government’s larger plan to transform the agricultural sector and position Zamfara State as a major agricultural hub in Nigeria.

“My government is trying to provide farmers access to modern farming techniques, inputs, and markets, enabling them to compete and improve their productivity effectively.

The governor highlighted additional projects planned for Anka local government area under the 2024 budget of my administration.

“The projects include rehabilitation and construction of new structures at General Hospital, Anka, construction of 126 Kilometer Magami Dangulbi-Dankurmi-Bagega-Anka road, construction of a Zonal Youth Centre, renovation of Remand Home, Anka, construction of Zonal Education Office, construction of Women Continuing Education Centre, construction of Emir’s palace, a host of other projects.”

During the ceremony, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad, the chairman of the Zamfara State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Anka, presented Governor Dauda Lawal with a letter conferring him with the title of ‘Gamjin Zamfara’.

SULAIMAN BALA IDRIS
Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor
February 07, 2024

GOV. DAUDA LAWAL COMMISSIONS ROAD CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION OF GENERAL HOSPITAL IN BUKKUYUM LGA, DISTRIBUTES FARM INPUTS TO FARMERS

GOV. DAUDA LAWAL COMMISSIONS ROAD CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION OF GENERAL HOSPITAL IN BUKKUYUM LGA, DISTRIBUTES FARM INPUTS TO FARMERS

Governor Dauda Lawal has flagged off the construction of a road project and reconstruction of the General Hospital in Bukkuyum local government.

The governor was in Bukkuyum LGA on Tuesday to distribute agricultural assets and vital farm inputs to farmers for the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus under the auspices of FADAMA III.

A statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said the road construction starting from Mallawama junction will cover 13.4 kilometres in the Bukkuyum local government area.

He added that the General Hospital at Nasarawa Burkullu in the Bukkuyum Local Government Area will undergo significant renovation and upgrades to improve healthcare services.

In his speech at the flag-off, Governor Dauda Lawal disclosed that the 19.2 km road construction would cover the Mallamawa-Zarummai-Bukkuyum and Bukkuyum-Birnin Zauma-Gummi Road.

“On behalf of the state government, I am pleased to commission this road project. This project fulfils our campaign promises to the people of Zamfara, and I am committed to delivering on them.

“Our goal is to bring all the dividends of democracy to the people of Zamfara, and this project is just one of the many ways we plan to improve their lives.

“We have already mobilised the contractors to start work, and we are confident that this commissioning will result in tremendous changes for the people of Bukkuyum.

“I urge everyone to give the contractors maximum cooperation in discharging their duty.”

During the flag-off of the distribution of agricultural assets in the Bukkuyum LGA, Governor Dauda Lawal called on beneficiaries of the farm inputs to make the best use of the opportunity to improve their production and uplift their living conditions.

“The distribution of the stimulus package signifies a crucial step in our endeavours to counter the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“By going around selected local government areas across the state’s three senatorial zones, we intend to enhance awareness concerning the stimulus being rolled out to encourage beneficiaries to use it judiciously.

“This component of the COVID-19 stimulus programme is centrally focused on agriculture, acknowledging its pivotal role in the state’s economy, which is predominantly agrarian. Over 80% of the population is engaged in one form of agricultural production. Under this stimulus package, over 100,000 farmers across the 14 Local Government Areas would be empowered with essential farming equipment and seeds over the coming four years.”

Flagging off the renovation and upgrade of the General Hospital Nasarawa Burkullu, Governor Lawal restated that the hospital would also be well-equipped with medical facilities.

“The renovation will involve refurbishing existing facilities, constructing new buildings, and installing state-of-the-art medical equipment. These upgrades will improve the hospital’s capacity to handle more patients and enhance its ability to provide specialised medical procedures.”

SULAIMAN BALA IDRIS
Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor
February 06, 2024

GOVERNOR LAWAL LAUNCHES DISTRIBUTION OF FARM INPUTS IN BAKURA, MAFARA AND MARADUN LGAs, SAYS ZAMARA ECONOMY PREDOMINANTLY AGRARIAN

GOVERNOR LAWAL LAUNCHES DISTRIBUTION OF FARM INPUTS IN BAKURA, MAFARA AND MARADUN LGAs, SAYS ZAMARA ECONOMY PREDOMINANTLY AGRARIAN

Governor Dauda Lawal has emphasised the importance of agriculture to Zamfara State’s economy, noting that it is predominantly agrarian.

On Monday, Governor Lawal launched the distribution of agricultural assets in three local government areas – Bakura, Mafara and Maradun in continuation of the flag-off ceremony for the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus under the auspices of FADAMA III.

A statement by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said Governor Lawal charged farmers in the state to take advantage of the opportunity to increase their yields and contribute to the development of the state.

He added that the distributed farm inputs include fertilisers, improved seedlings, and other farm implements.

During the launch in Bakura LGA, Governor Lawal assured farmers of the state government’s commitment to supporting the agricultural sector to ensure its growth and development.

“Besides distributing farm inputs, my government will execute several projects in Bakura LGA. These projects include the construction of additional structures at the College of Agriculture and Animal Science Bakura, the renovation of the General Hospital, Bakura, the rehabilitation of the Government Science Secondary School, the rehabilitation of Government Secondary School, Yarkofoji, the rehabilitation of Bakura Orchard, the construction of a magistrate court, Bakura, the construction of Emir’s Palace and a host of other projects, Insha’Allah.

At the launching ceremony in Mafara LGA, Governor Lawal said the stimulus package will significantly enhance farmers’ productivity in Talata Mafara LGA.

“I want to call on the beneficiaries of this stimulus to make reasonable use of it. We have other projects for the people of Talata Mafara LGA.

“My government will execute projects at Zamfara State University, Talata Mafara, Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, construction of a Rapid Response Centre, a Fish Pond for fish farming demonstration, rehabilitation and construction of additional structures at the General Hospital, Talata Mafara, construction of a Zonal Education Office, provision of Residential Building for Appeal Court’s Khadis, Talata Mafara Division, construction of a Zonal Youth Centre, construction of Women Continued Education Centre, Talata Mafara, rehabilitation of Government Secondary School, Agwaragi, Talata Mafara, rehabilitation and expansion of Veterinary Clinic, upgrade of Talata Mafara water plant, and a host of other projects, Insha’Allah.”

In Maradun LGA, the Zamfara State Governor emphasised that the state’s economy largely depends on agriculture. As a result, the COVID-19 stimulus programme exclusively focuses on supporting the agricultural sector.

“I hope that this stimulus will go a long way in improving the productive capacity of the farmers in Maradun LGA and the entire Zamfara State.

“Maradun Local Government, like other parts of the state, will benefit from several projects in the 2024 budget. These projects include the rehabilitation of the Government Secondary School in Gora, the upgrading of Maradun General Hospital, the construction of Maradun-Makera and Maradun-Magami-Faru roads, and the construction of offices for mobile squadrons, a magistrate court, and residential buildings for judges. There are also other projects planned, Insha’Allah.”

SULAIMAN BALA IDRIS
Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor
February 05, 2024

FOOD SECURITY: ZAMFARA GOVERNOR LAUNCHES DISTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURAL ASSETS IN B/MAGAJI, ZURMI, AND K/NAMODA LGAs

FOOD SECURITY: ZAMFARA GOVERNOR LAUNCHES DISTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURAL ASSETS IN B/MAGAJI, ZURMI, AND K/NAMODA LGAs

On Sunday, Governor Dauda Lawal launched the distribution of agricultural assets and vital farm inputs to farmers in Birnin Magaji, Zurmi, and Kauran Namoda local government areas of Zamfara state.

The ceremony marked the continuation of the distribution of agricultural assets under the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus program in Zamfara State as part of FADAMA III.

A statement issued by the spokesperson of the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said over 80% of Zamfara’s population is involved in some form of agriculture.

He added that under the stimulus package, over 100,000 farmers across the 14 Local Government Areas would be empowered with essential farming equipment and seeds over the coming four years.

In line with his commitment to ensuring food security across Zamfara, Governor Dauda Lawal distributed vital agricultural assets to farmers in Birnin Magaji, Zurmi, and Kauran Namoda local government areas.

During the Flagg off in Birnin Magaji LGA, Governor Lawal reiterated that his administration aims to raise awareness about the stimulus package being rolled out in selected local government areas across the state’s three senatorial zones. “The goal is to encourage beneficiaries to use the stimulus wisely, achieving the set objectives. This stimulus will significantly boost the productivity of farmers in Birnin Magaji LGA.

“Other important projects of my administration in Birnin Magaji LGA include the ongoing total renovation and furnishing of GSS Birnin Magaji, the construction of a road from Gidan Bita-Maikosa Mallankara-Dandogo-Gamo-Naniya-Kukoki Kwacho- Birnin Magaji road, the construction of Dakitakwas- Birnin Magaji road, and a host of other projects, Insha’Allah.”

In Zurmi LGA, the governor urged the beneficiaries of the stimulus package to use the opportunity wisely, enhance their production, and improve their standard of living.

“Apart from the distribution of farm inputs, Zurmi Local Government will benefit from several projects under the 2024 budget. These projects include the ongoing renovation and furnishing/equipping of GGDSS Zurmi, the general renovation of General Hospital Zurmi, the construction of the Zurmi-Rukudawa Road, the renovation of the magistrate court, and a host of other projects, Insha’Allah.

“I would like to use this opportunity to call on all the people of Zurmi Local Government Area to extend maximum support and cooperation to the Community Protection Guards (Askarawan Zamfara) to secure our communities.

While flagging off the distribution in Kauran Namoda LGA, Governor Dauda Lawal reiterated that under his stewardship as your governor, Zamfara State will witness a renaissance in agricultural production and other sectors of our economy.

“With the recent inauguration of the Askarawa, in addition to the numerous other measures we have implemented to improve the security situation across the state, I hope that farmers who have been unable to access their farms due to threats from bandits can now do so.

“Other projects of my government in Kauran Namoda LGA include the ongoing renovation and furnishing and equipping of General Hospital Kaura Namoda, the construction of buildings for the College of Legal and Islamic Studies, Kaura Namoda, the construction of a Zonal Youth Centre and the completion of a Remand Home, the construction of the Zonal Education Office, the construction of Women Continued Education Centre, Kaura Namoda, construction of additional structures at the General Hospital, construction of Emirs Palace, and a host of other projects, Insha’Allah.”

SULAIMAN BALA IDRIS
Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor
February 04, 2024

ZAMFARA GOVERNOR DISTRIBUTES AGRICULTURAL ASSETS TO FARMERS IN BUNGUDU AND MARU LGAS

ZAMFARA GOVERNOR DISTRIBUTES AGRICULTURAL ASSETS TO FARMERS IN BUNGUDU AND MARU LGAS

Governor Dauda Lawal has distributed farm inputs and agricultural assets to the farmers of Bungudu and Maru local government areas of Zamfara State.

The flag-off in Bungudu and Maru, Local Government areas, was part of the ongoing COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus distribution program sponsored by FADAMA III.

A statement issued by the spokesperson of Zamfara governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, revealed that the distribution began on January 3rd in the capital city, Gusau.

He added that Governor Lawal went to Shinkafi, Gummi, and Tsafe for the same flag-off of the distribution to farmers.

“Today, the Governor was in Bungudu and Maru local government areas to distribute the vital agricultural assets and inputs to farmers.

In Bungudu LGA, Governor Lawal said the Local Government Area is legendary for farming, and its contribution to the GDP of Zamfara State is commendable. “With the flag-off of this program in this Local Government Area today, we are bringing tremendous opportunities for the farming communities in this industrious Local Government Area.

“I am confident that this program will go a long way to boosting our farmers’ productivity, thereby alleviating rural poverty and its associated challenges.

“Building on this momentum, we plan to introduce similar intervention projects, such as the integrated entrepreneurship program. This program will encompass various agro-allied projects, including fisheries, poultry, and livestock fattening.

“Additionally, it will provide training and starter packs to small-scale businesses in various sectors, contributing significantly to our economic diversification efforts.

In Maru LGA, the governor restated that the distribution would combat malaria through innovative methods like rearing tilapia fish while generating substantial income for the beneficiaries through various interventions, as this undoubtedly improves the quality of livelihood.

“In line with our commitment to enhancing agricultural productivity in Maru Local Government Area, my administration will be embarking upon the rehabilitation of Earth dams, and provision for this has been made in the 2024 budget. This initiative will provide employment opportunities for over 40,000 farmers and play a crucial role in feeding more than 2 million people annually.”

During the flag-off, over 2,000 farmers benefited in both Bungudu and Maru local government areas.

SULAIMAN BALA IDRIS
Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor
February 02, 2024

ZAMFARA GOVERNOR DISTRIBUTES AGRICULTURAL ASSETS TO FARMERS IN TSAFE LGA

ZAMFARA GOVERNOR DISTRIBUTES AGRICULTURAL ASSETS TO FARMERS IN TSAFE LGA

Governor Dauda Lawal has extended the distribution of agricultural assets and vital farm inputs to Zamfara farmers in the Tsafe local government area.

The distribution ceremony was held on Monday at the Tsafe Local Government Secretariat as part of the ongoing COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus distribution program sponsored by FADAMA III.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, revealed that the Zamfara state government has made provisions in the 2024 budget to rehabilitate nine Earth Dams in Tsafe local government area.

According to him, while leading the distribution of agricultural assets, Governor Lawal reiterated his commitment to providing employment opportunities for over 40,000 farmers in the local government.

During his speech, the governor emphasised that the Yanwaren Daji Dam would be crucial in feeding over 2 million people yearly. “The dam’s well-planned drainage system will ensure that clean water is available to the entire Tsafe Local Government Area.

“Agriculture, which accounts for over 70% of our GDP, remains the backbone of our economy. In recognition of this, our program is poised to empower 100,000 farmers across the 14 Local Government Areas with essential farming equipment and seeds over the coming four years.

“Tsafe Local Government Area is legendary for farming and its massive contribution to the GDP of Zamfara State. With the flag-off of this program in this Local Government Area today, we are bringing tremendous opportunities for the farming communities in this industrious Local Government Area. I am confident that this program will go a long way to boosting our farmers’ productivity, thereby alleviating rural poverty and its associated challenges.

“Building on this momentum, we plan to introduce similar intervention projects, such as the integrated entrepreneurship program in Magazu Town. This program will encompass various agro-allied projects, including fisheries, poultry, and livestock fattening. Additionally, it will provide training and starter packs to small-scale businesses in multiple sectors, contributing significantly to our economic diversification efforts.

“Moreover, the project will help combat malaria through innovative methods like rearing tilapia fish while generating substantial income for the beneficiaries through various interventions.”

SULAIMAN BALA IDRIS
Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor
January 09, 2024

GOVERNOR LAWAL FLAGS OFF DISTRIBUTION OF VITAL INPUTS TO ZAMFARA WEST FARMERS, CONSTRUCTION OF TSANGAYA SCHOOL IN GUMMI LGA

GOVERNOR LAWAL FLAGS OFF DISTRIBUTION OF VITAL INPUTS TO ZAMFARA WEST FARMERS, CONSTRUCTION OF TSANGAYA SCHOOL IN GUMMI LGA

On Saturday, Governor Dauda Lawal flagged off the distribution of agricultural assets and farm inputs to farmers of the Zamfara West.

The flag-off ceremony in Gummi LGA was part of Nigeria’s COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme under the FADAMA III project.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that Governor Lawal launched the distribution of agricultural assets and the construction of a befitting modern Tsangaya School in Gummi LGA.

According to him, the state government approved constructing a modern Tsangaya Islamic School in each of the three senatorial zones to improve the quality of education in Zamfara.

The programme in Gummi LGA aims to provide essential input support and services to the Zamfara West senatorial zone farmers.

Delivering his speech at the flag-off, Governor Lawal said the project is dedicated to constructing and rehabilitating access roads in rural communities.

“My government will ensure the rehabilitation and construction of wet markets for safe and efficient functioning.

“Our main objective is to improve farmers’ productivity by providing them with essential inputs such as fertilisers, herbicides, insecticides, high-quality seeds, and seed dressing chemicals.

“For the upcoming dry season, we have allocated 33,000 bags of fertiliser – comprising 22,000 bags of NPK and 11,000 bags of Urea. This is in addition to over 700 power tillers and seeds for the production of rice and maize, which will be distributed to 19,000 farmers. Seven hundred thirty-five groups of ten farmers each will be empowered with Power Tillers, while 2,550 individuals will also receive small ruminant animals for empowerment.”

During the inauguration of the Tsangaya Islamic School project, Governor Lawal assured the people of Zamfara West senatorial zone that the school would meet high-quality standards.

SULAIMAN BALA IDRIS
Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor
January 07, 2024

GOVERNOR LAWAL STORMS SHINKAFI LGA, DISTRIBUTES FARM INPUTS TO ZAMFARA NORTH FARMERS

GOVERNOR LAWAL STORMS SHINKAFI LGA, DISTRIBUTES FARM INPUTS TO ZAMFARA NORTH FARMERS

Governor Dauda Lawal has extended the distribution of agricultural assets and farm inputs to Zamfara North farmers as part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (N-CARES) programme.

The flag-off ceremony of the Zamfara North was held on Thursday at Gidan Gona in the commercial town of Shinkafi’s local government.

A statement by the spokesperson of the governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, stressed that the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme will be launched in all three senatorial zones of the state.

According to him, the flag-off ceremony for the Zamfara central senatorial zone started on Wednesday in the capital city of Gusau.

The statement reads in parts: “Today, Governor Dauda Lawal kicked off the distribution of agricultural assets, and farm inputs were distributed to beneficiaries of the Zamfara North.

“The beneficiaries were empowered with all the necessary facilities, including seeds and seedlings spread for four years.

“Zamfara State Government has embarked upon an integrated approach to agricultural development by providing both farming inputs and the much-needed rural infrastructure. A step that will significantly assist our farmers in enhancing their productive capacity and reducing the high poverty level and its attendant effects on the people.”

In his remark, Governor Dauda Lawal restated the state government’s resolve to allocate assets for production and mitigation of food loss and waste.

“With the mercy of Allah (SWT), our focus is currently on Result Area 2, under FADAMA III, with the primary objective of increasing food security and ensuring the safe functioning of food supply chains, especially for our vulnerable ones.

“Considering that infrastructure in rural areas is critical to improved agricultural production, my administration plans to construct 70 km of feeder roads and build 40 new markets, which will comprise 4,000 shops. This will stimulate our economic activities, which have been affected by bandits’ antics, and ensure safe and hygienic handling of foodstuffs.”

SULAIMAN BALA IDRIS
Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor
January 04, 2024

GOVERNOR LAWAL KICKS OFF FADAMA III PROJECT, DISTRIBUTES AGRICULTURAL ASSETS TO 19,000 ZAMFARA FARMERS

Governor Dauda Lawal, on Wednesday, flagged off the Nigeria Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (N-CARES) programme with the distributions of farm inputs and agricultural assets.

The ceremony for the flag-off of the Fadama III project was held at Zamfara State Ministry of Agriculture, targeting beneficiaries from 14 local government areas.

A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that over 700 power tillers and seeds for rice and maize will be distributed to 19,000 farmers.

According to him, Governor Dauda Lawal’s administration is determined to revamp the agricultural sector by providing adequate support to farmers.

During his speech at the kick-off event, Governor Dauda Lawal reiterated his administration’s commitment to providing social interventions for less privileged and vulnerable individuals in Zamfara.

He said: “Through the Fadama III programme, 100,000 farmers will be empowered with the necessary equipment and seeds over the next four years. Coming shortly after the signing of our 2024 Rescue budget, it testifies to our resolve to take the required steps towards realising our targets in the agricultural sector, which is the most vital sector of the economy of our dear State.

“As you are aware, the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme is a multi-sectoral programme centred around three critical result areas and is designed to address specific challenges and harness opportunities on our path towards a robust post-pandemic recovery.

“Under FADAMA 3, the Result area focus is on increasing food security and ensuring the safe functioning of food supply chains for our vulnerable households.”

Furthermore, Governor Lawal said the Zamfara State government will provide essential input support and services, construct and rehabilitate access roads, and allocate assets for production and mitigating food loss and waste.

“In this third cycle, our key objective is to improve the productivity of 11,760 farmers directly by providing them with vital inputs such as fertilisers, herbicides, insecticides, improved seeds, and seed dressing chemicals. For the upcoming dry season, we have allocated 33,000 bags of fertiliser – comprising 22,000 bags of NPK and 11,000 bags of Urea.

“Also, over 700 power tillers and seeds for rice and maize will be distributed to 19,000 farmers. Furthermore, 735 groups of ten farmers each will be empowered with Power Tillers, and 2,550 individuals will receive small ruminant animals.”

SULAIMAN BALA IDRIS
Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor
January 03, 2024

GOVERNOR LAWAL RECEIVES HUMANITARIAN MINISTER, SEEKS MORE SUPPORT FOR DISPLACED PERSONS IN ZAMFARA

Governor Dauda Lawal, on Thursday, sought more support for the Internally Displaced Persons across Zamfara State.

The Governor appealed for support while receiving the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, in Zamfara State.

A statement by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said that the minister visited Zamfara for the official opening and handing over 40 fully completed and functional houses as a refugee resettlement city project. 

He added that the Governor accompanied the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs to visit the Federal University Gusau, where they met with university authorities and students rescued from kidnappers.

The statement read in parts: “In his speech at the opening ceremony, Governor Lawal appreciates the efforts of other federal agencies like the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the various humanitarian support and interventions they have provided to the State over the years and recently.

“He said that it is a well-known fact that Zamfara State faces formidable security challenges, and these challenges can only be resolved through effective collaboration with the Federal Government, neighbouring states, and all stakeholders in security matters. Above all, we must always do what is correct at the right time.

“Lawal further reiterated that it is regrettable to admit that banditry has led to many impoverished individuals, orphans, widows, and internally displaced persons, especially in rural areas. This has placed the State at the top of the list of significant flashpoints of violence and vulnerable persons/households in the Northwestern States and the entire nation.

“Regarding the resettlement city for Persons of Concern in Zamfara State, it is essential to note that since the inception of this administration, we have been addressing the issue of Internally Displaced Persons in all parts of the State. Providing an IDP resettlement facility in the State Capital, Gusau is a welcome development. 

“We appreciate the Federal Government’s collaborative efforts in alleviating the suffering of our people. In this regard, the Government and the good people of Zamfara State remain grateful for this kind gesture.”

While delivering her remarks, the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, commended Governor Dauda Lawal for his unending efforts in ensuring the well-being of the displaced persons across the State.

“It gives me great pleasure to be present at this momentous occasion of the official opening and handover of the resettlement city to the Government and people of Zamfara State for the benefit of the Persons of Concern.

“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to Governor Lawal, who is compassionate about the plight of the displaced persons in the State.

“I have heard all the pleas by the State government. I would pass the message to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for more support and interventions for the displaced persons in Zamfara.  

“The beneficiaries of these houses would also benefit from the Federal Government’s monthly cash transfer to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal,” she said.