Zamfara to construct four remand centers for use by Nigeria Correctional service

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From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

Arrangements have been concluded by Zamfara State Goverment to construct four remand centers in some local government areas of the state. 

This was stated by  Commissioner for Local Governments and Community Development, Alhaji Yahaya Chado Gora-Namaye while receiving the Comptroller in charge of the Correctional Centres of the state, Alhaji Suleman Isiyaka who paid him a courtesy call in his office.

Alhaji Yahaya said, the state government, under the administration of Governor Bello Matawalle has been assisting the Federal government agencies working in the state so as to enable them discharge their duties with ease.


The commissioner maintained that, Governor Bello Matawalle was always making frantic efforts in providing the dividend of democracy as well as ensuring lasting peace and progress in the state.

He added that, “On security, the administration of Governor Bello Matawalle was able to secure the release of over 2000 kidnapped victims through dialogue and reconciliation with the bandits.

The commissioner described the reconciliation and dialogues approach in solving the banditry activities embarked upon by Governor Bello Matawalle as a welcome development, expressing optimism that, peace would soon prevail in the state.

Also speaking, the Permanent secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Abubakar Jafaru Maradun assured the Comptroller that, the ministry would do everything within it’s powers to render assistance to Correctional Centres in the state for the benefit of the people of the state.

Walin Maradun explained that the present administration of Governor Bello Matawalle was always in support of developmental programs that were aimed at uplifting the living standard of the people of the state.

Speaking earlier, the Comproller, Alhaji Sulaiman Isiyaku described Governor Bello Matawalle as a progressive Governor as well as a peace initiator.


 Comptroller Isiyaka has appealed to the ministry to look into the possibility of constructing remand centers at Maru, Talata-mafara, Gummi, Kaura-Namoda and Gusau local Government areas.

He commended the commissioner and the staff of the ministry for the rousing welcome accorded to him during the visit to the ministry.

He assured the ministry of his full support and cooperation for the rapid development of the state.

Recall that, Governor Bello Matawalle has secured the release of over 200 inmates through settlement of their debts and also granted pardon to others who have reformed.

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