From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has assured to put in his best to restore peace and bring development to all parts of the state.
This was contained in a statement by the Director General Media, Public Enlightenment and Communications Malam Yusuf Idris and made available to news in Gusau.
Matawalle acccording to the statement made the pronouncement on Wednesday in Abuja at the International Economic and Security Summit organized by the Standtall Africa Initiative in collaboration with Kabiru Gombe Center for Religious Diversity, Ethics and Peace Studies (KARDEPS).
The Governor who was represented by the state Commissioner of Environment and Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Nura Isah Gusau commended the organizers in the choice of a topical theme which is ‘Winning the war against Insurgency and Insecurity and building a robust and balanced Economy for the Nigerian state: A collective effort.
Matawalle pointed out that with securing people’s lives and property as the core agenda of his administration, the government has been making modest progress and success in decimating armed banditry through collaborative effort with security personnel and the people’s support and prayers.
He stated that although it is difficult to be fighting insurgency while trying to meet the yearnings of the people in terms of development, a balance has to be struck by both the federal government which is fighting criminal activities in different parts of the country and by his administration in Zamfara.
He therefore appraised the successes recorded in the areas of Social Investment Projects, diversification in agriculture and solid mineral, recruitment into police and military, other departments and agencies which he also said had reduced unemployment, tamed insecurity and boosted the national economy.
Similarly, the Governor noted his determination to do all it takes to bring back the glory of Zamfara, not only as one of the most peaceful states in the country but as a robust economy and boasting of very highly enterprising and industrious people coupled with abundant opportunities in terms of arable land and mineral resources.
He then called for more practical steps to improve power generation and distribution, create more job opportunities and realign forces for making Nigeria a safe haven for local and international investors.
Highlight of the two day event is honoring the Governor with an award in recognition of his effort in fighting insecurity in Zamfara.
He would also serve as a discussant along with two other reputable personalities, His Excellency, President Paul Kagame, of the Republic of Rwanda and His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.