Gov Matawalle assents to four bills into law


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has assented to four bills passed by the State Legislare into Law.

In a statement, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Alhaji Zailani Baffa said “The new laws include the law creating an official logo for the state Government as a symbol of authority and the establishment of the Directorate for skills acquisition”. 

“Others include the law amending the Zakkat Board (2013) which includes collection, distribution and endowment and the law establishing the rural water supply and other matters connected therewith”. 

Baffa explained that “The law creating 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”. 

“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 state each”. 

“The law establishing the Directorate for rural water supply will provide, coordinate, facilitate and maintain supply of portable water to the rural communities of the state”. 

“While the fourth law, which is on skills acquisition will seek to train, facilitate and empower the Youth in line with the government policy of job provision for the teeming youth in the state”. 

Baffa said while assenting to the laws, Governor Bello Mohammed assured that his administration would continue to provide people’s oriented policies and programmes so that the path to building a new Zamfara state would become a dream come true. 

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