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Zamfara Gov Launches Elders’ Forum To Tackle Challenges



The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has disclosed that his administration intends to form an all-encompassing Elders Forum, which will meet monthly to discuss ways of improving the standard of living of the people of the state and the administration.

Matawalle who stated this in Gusau when he received the former governor in his office during a congratulatory visit to him as the sixth elected governor of the state lamented that his administration has inherited banditry, kidnapping, general insecurity among other challenges.

He said the first executive governor of the state, Sen Ahmad Yarima remains the political godfather of the state, describing him as a rare gem that the state has ever had.

He said, Yarima, also a former senator who represented Zamfara West senatorial district at the sixth, seventh and eighth National Assembly remains the undisputable godfather of Zamfara politics.

According to him, the eight years tenure of Ahmad Sani Yarima as the governor of the state were the best thing to happen to Zamfara State noting that the state witnessed rapid development occasioned by absolute peace.

While thanking his visitor and commending him for traveling all the way from Abuja to Zamfara to congratulate him, Governor Matawalle prayed God to continue to guide him.

The governor who had served as commissioner at various ministries in the state during Ahmad Sani Yarima-led administration then urged the Senator not to relent in availing himself to the administration.

While speaking, the former governor, called on the people of Zamfara State to support the administration of Governor Matawalle in order to move the state to greater heights.

Yarima who is the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state described Matawalle’s emergence as the governor of the state as an act of God, which must be accepted by all.

He stressed the need by all well -meaning citizens of the state to come together and support the governor with good and genuine advice that will promote the wellbeing of the state and the people.

He reiterated that anyone who might doubt the new leadership or fails to accept the emergence of Governor Matawalle is an unbeliever.

According to Yarima, it is time for governance, which requires the input and involvement of the people, noting that the time of politicking was over.