Zamfara State House of Assembly passes vote of no confidence on NSA

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Zamfara State House of Assembly

IN an apparent rejection of the federal government’s no-fly zone order imposed on the state and total ban on mining activities, coupled with a nonchalant attitude and poor handling of the protracted security challenges in the state by Major General Babagana Mongono (rtd), National Security Adviser, to the president, the state House of Assembly on Wednesday at its plenary passed vote of no confidence on him.

It also recommends that the federal government without further delay should set up a high powered committee to investigate and review the security architecture of all the security agencies and the level of their intelligence network in the state, while the state government is also called upon to as a matter of urgency set up an investigative committee to probe people allegedly undermining the ongoing peace process in the state irrespective of their political affiliations.

These resolutions followed a motion raised by the House leader, Faruk Musa Dosara, under matters of urgent public importance at the resumed plenary yesterday.

Dosara, who expressed dismay with the recent abduction of 279 Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe in Talata Mafara local government area, wondered how that ugly scenario happened in an area of not less than 100 metres from a military base in Jangebe without any hesitation or prompt response by the same set of military personnel, calls for serious concern.

He further blamed the failure of the security agencies in the state on prompt response to distress calls and also faulted their mode of information intelligence gathering and sharing among themselves in case of any urgent attention in the state and other troubled states of the federation.

On the order of no-fly zone and total ban on mining activities in the state-imposed by the federal government, he wondered why the state deserved these unwarranted laws by the central government, adding that abduction of school children did not start from Zamfara state, citing Chibok in Borno, Dapchi in Yobe, Kankara in Katsina, as well as Kagara in Niger state, but were not penalized by the Buhari administration, but only in Zamfara now.

While rejecting totally these recent federal government decisions on Zamfara, Dosara called on the federal government to immediately rescind its decision to avoid further impoverishing the citizens devastated by the activities of banditry in the state.

He maintained that the abduction has instilled perpetual fear in the minds of the parents whose children were abducted and even those that have not experience the horrific act, a situation he described as retrogressive to the educational standard of the state and called on his colleagues to do the needful to bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to book.

In their separate contributions both Ibrahim Muhammad Naidda representing Gusau 1, Muhammad G.Ahamd Walin Jangeru, representing Shinkafi constituency, Abdulnasir Ibrahim Gayari, representing Gumi 2 as well as Ibrahim T.Tukur Bakura, representing Bakura local government constituency expressed their outright condemnation of the abduction, which they described as one attack too many in  the country without proper checks from the federal authorities.

The Zamfara state lawmakers, therefore, pointed an accusing finger to the NSA for not properly handling the precarious security challenges in the country with emphasis on Zamfara, which they alleged that the NSA had not visited the state to assess the security situation not to talk of salvaging it.

They also called on their senior colleagues from the national assembly, particularly those representing Zamfara state to replicate the same view regarding the protracted security challenges of the state during their respective plenaries so as to have a common stand on the matter.

After careful and extensive deliberations on the matter the presiding officer of the House and Speaker state House of Assembly Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya, while commending his colleagues for their positive contributions thereafter read the resolutions and stand of the House for that matter and was unanimously adopted all the House recommendations.

The statement by the public relations officer of the House of Assembly, Mustapha Jafaru Kaura, said that the House also screened and confirmed the nominations of Aliyu Muhammad Tukur Mafara, Abdullahi Muhammad Gurbin Bore, and Ibrahim Magaji Dosara as commissioners nominees as requested by the governor of the state.

“The House also screened and confirmed the nomination of members for the bureau of public procurement with two members Usman Abdullahi Furfuri and Hamisu Danjibga representing NUJ Zamfara state chapter in absentia.

Mar. 5, 2021 @ 9:48 GMT /

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