Zamfara State Government says, that very soon, the state will be acknowledged as banditry-free as the state and federal governments are doing everything possible to bring the situation to a thing of the past.

Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle announced this when he recieved a team of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance who paid an assessment tour to the state.

Governor Bello Matawalle who was reprented by the Chief of Staff Givernment House Cornel Bala Mande retired, expressed happiness in people’s realisation in the kinetic and non-kinetic approach to the security situation bedeviling the people of Zamfara which have yielded positive result.

He further drew the attention of all Nigerians in the peace so far achieved which now accounts for free and unhindered movement at all times throughout the state with very minimal threat.

The Governor also urged Nigerians from all regions to feel free and visit the state to see things for themselves in order to be convinced instead of continuing to believe in the falsehood of mischievous elements and fake news breakers.

He described the awards as further boost in meeting the expectations of the electorates through the provision of the dividends of democracy and making more effort to do more especially in the provision of social security to the people.

In their separate remarks, the Executive Director of the Centre for Peace, Comrade Patrick Ogheneyero and the National President of the Civil Society Groups for Good Governance, Comrade Ogakwu Dominic said
the exemplary leadership qualities demonstrated by the governor have been a rallying point for the organisation over time.

According to them, these have reflect unflinching commitment to the tenets of good governance best practice that are worthy of emulation for democracy to thrive.

They also gone round the state including the RUGA Herders settlement established by the Matawalle were convinced that the project is the best roadmap to sustainable peace in Nigeria and
urged other governors from him.

Highlight of the event was the conferment of excellent Leadership Award from the Centre for Peace, Transparency and Accountability and a Certificate of Performance from the Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG).


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