ZAMFARA, Nigeria – Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has assented to four bills passed by the State Legislature
In a press statement signed and made available to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital by the governor’s aide on media and public enlightenment, Hon. Zailani Bappa, the new laws include the law creating an official logo for the state government as a symbol of authority and the establishment of Directorate for skills acquisition.
“Others include the law amending the Zakkat Board (2013) which includes the collection, distribution and endowment and the law establishing the rural water supply and other matters connected therewith”
“The law creating an official logo for the state Government stipulates the regulation for its use and appropriate punishment for its abuse. Any official transaction of the government must bear it or the transaction is null and void”
According to the statement, the law amending the Zakkat Board has now changed the status of the board from part-time to full time with one member each to be drawn from the seventeen emirates of the state.
“The law establishing the Directorate for rural water supply will provide, coordinate, facilitate and maintain the supply of potable water to the rural communities of the state”
The law skills acquisition will seek to train, facilitate and empower the Youth in line with government policies of job provision for the teeming youth in the state.
Zailani explained that while assenting to the laws, Governor Bello Mohammed assured that his administration will continue to provide people-oriented policies and programmes so that the path to building a new Zamfara State will become a dream come true. #