Gov Matawalle to partner with COALITION OF NORTHERN GROUPS in good governance, peace, security

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Gov Matawalle with Nastura Ashir Shariff

From Maiharaji Altine,Gusau

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state said his administration would partner with the Coalition of Northern Groups in the areas of good Governance, peace and security.

The Governor stated this yesterday evening when he received the Leadership of the Coalition of Northern Groups led by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the organisation, Malam Nastura Ashir Sharif who paid him a Courtesy Visit at Zamfara state Government liaison office, Maitama Abuja.

In a statement signed by the Press Secretary Government House Gusau, Alhaji Jamilu Ilyasu, Givernor Matawalle promised to partner with the group as it always agitated for good governance, national unity and peaceful living in the country.

Governor Matawalle told the NGO that, Zamfara state  was moving fast to the People’s dreams in the restoration of lost glory and ensuring the most peaceful state in Nigeria.

The Shettiman Sokoto remarked that Zamfara state was one of the most peaceful state in Nigeria since its creation but was eclipsed in the last Eight years when it turned to a nightmare as a result of Armed Banditry, kidnappings, cattle rustling and other violent criminal activities.

He further explained that, with the coming of his Administration in May, 2019, he initiated peace dialogue with the Bandits on how best to ensure that the state returned to its good name as the most peaceful state, and to ensure that people of the state appreciate the importance of living in peace and harmony.

The Governor who briefed members of the organisation on the way and manner he restored the lost glory of the state into peaceul and harmonious state, said no amount of pressure or discouragement can deter him from doing everything humanly possible to salvage the people of the state from the menace of Banditry, kidnappings and other violent crimes in all parts of the state and even beyond.

Earlier, the Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Coalition of Northern Groups, Nastura Ashir Sharif who spoke through the Spokesman of the organisation, Comrade Abdulaziz Suleiman said the Group found it necessary to visit the Governor in order to appreciate what he is doing in ensuring that peace reigns in Zamfara state and the North in general.

He said the organisation has fully recognised Governor Matawalle’s statesmanlike efforts in facilitating the Release of the school children abducted from GSSS, Kankara of Katsina State in addition to his previous initiatives aimed at restoring public safety and law and order in the last two years.

Nastura Ashir Sharif  who noted that the level of vigilance and prompt intervention of the Governor in these regards, speak volumes of his alertness to the leadership responsibilities saddled on the Governor, adding that this concern and decisive action are indeed worthy of commendation and respect by all and sundry.

He said the organisation recognized a point of convergence with  Zamfara state Government’s model and expressed the willingness and commitment of the Group to partner with the state Government to offer every support for the noble cause of finding a permanent solution to the challenges.

The Group observed that if the peace initiative of Governor Bello Matawalle was adopted throughout the Northern States, particularly the front line States of Niger, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Nasarawa, and Sokoto, the crisis will definitely end amicably.

The visit was attended by the former minister of finance and Honourary Adviser to the Governor, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda Gusau, member representating Gusau/Tsafe federal constituency in the federal House of Representatives, Hon. Kabiru Amadu Maipalace, Honourable Commissioners and other senior Government officials.

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