Governor Dauda Lawal has restated that the people of Zamfara State have bestowed their trust in his administration.

The Governor, who returned on Monday from an official foreign trip, was greeted by an unprecedented crowd of supporters in an electrifying atmosphere upon his arrival in Gusau.

A statement by the Spokesperson of the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said the massive crowd that received the Governor was a testament to the high level of trust in his administration.

According to him, Governor Lawal’s government garnered immense support from the people of Zamfara, who displayed their affection as a show of solidarity.

He said: “Yesterday, while returning to Zamfara from an official trip in Abidjan, Governor Dauda Lawal was received by an unprecedented crowd of people.

“Governor Lawal’s convoy was welcomed by a massive crowd from the Tsafe local government area to Gusau, the state capital.

“In his remark at the State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Lawal reiterated that the people of Zamfara have placed their trust in his leadership. He vowed to work tirelessly to honour that confidence.

“We are not afraid of a re-run. The people of Zamfara have entrusted us with their votes. We are prepared and optimistic; even if the election occurs tomorrow, we are ready to go to Maradun local government.

“We are fully committed to our rescue mission, and no obstacle can impede our determination and focus.”


Governor Dauda Lawal has charged the newly sworn-in Sole Administrators to uphold the guiding principles of his Rescue Mission.

The newly appointed 14 local government sole administrators were sworn-in in a colourful ceremony at the Nadama Hall, J. B Yakubu Secretariat in Gusau.

A statement by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said the sole administrators were tasked to work very hard to justify the enormous confidence reposed in them.

He added that the sole administrators were reminded of the administration’s mission to ensure full implementation of policies and programmes that will assist in the positive transformation of people’s well-being, particularly on security and infrastructure development issues.

The statement read in parts: “Governor Lawal, while addressing the newly sworn-in sole administrators, said that the guiding principles in appointing them are competence, dedication, and experience. These qualities are the foundation upon which they were entrusted with the responsibility to oversee the affairs of the Local Government Councils pending the completion of all necessary preparations for the Local Government elections by the State Independent Electoral Commission.

“The sole administrators were carefully selected to run the affairs of Local Governments in recognition of their honesty, integrity, valuable contributions to their respective communities, and support to rescuing Zamfara from the morass of ineptitude and impunity.

“The Governor further tasked them to work very hard to justify the enormous confidence reposed in them. Preparing yourselves to handle the numerous tasks and responsibilities would be best. This is important, considering the role of local government as the third tier of government and the closest to the people.

“He charged them to form a formidable team and work closely with the secretaries of their councils and councillors.”

The sworn-in Sole Administrators were presented with appointment letters by the Executive Governor, Dauda Lawal, to serve in that capacity for six months.


Governor Dauda Lawal approved the appointment of Sole Administrators for each local government area in Zamfara.

The Sole Administrators were appointed alongside Secretaries and Supervisory Councillors across the 14 local government areas of the State.

In a statement issued in Gusau on Friday, the spokesperson to the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that the appointed Sole Administrators were carefully selected based on their past achievements and track records.

He said: “In his bid to serve the people of Zamfara, Governor Dauda Lawal has appointed Sole Administrators for the 14 local government areas.

“The appointment includes that of the Local Government Secretaries and Supervisory Councillors as announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Mallam Abubakar Nakwada.

“The appointments are Bashar Musa Anka, sole administrator for the Anka local government area; Sa’idu Danbala, sole administrator for Bakura local government; Isiyaka Ibrahim (Majasirdin Birnin Magaji), sole administrator for Birnin Magaji local government; Nasiru Muhammad, sole administrator for Bukkuyum local government; Nura Umar Bungudu, sole administrator for Bungudu local government; Aminu Nuhu, sole administrator for Gummi local government area; Yahaya Garba, sole administrator for Gusau local government.

“Others are Kasimu Sani Kaura, sole administrator for Kauran Namoda local government; Yahaya Giwa Maradun, sole administrator for Maradun local government area; Yusuf Sani Bindi, sole administrator for Maru local government; Lukman Jafar, sole administrator for Talatan Mafara local government; Aliyu Adamu Barmo, sole administrator for Tsafe local government; Junaidu Muhammad Barade, sole administrator for Shinkafi local government area; and Aminu Atiku Zurmi, sole administrator for Zurmi local government area.

“These appointments are for six months and are subject to confirmation by the Zamfara State House of Assembly.

“However, the Secretaries of the local government areas and Supervisory Councillors need not be confirmed by the State House of Assembly.”

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.”