In its resumed plenary after almost one month recess, the Zamfara State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling on both state and federal governments to place more efforts in curtailing the decade old insecurity in the state.
The resolution of the House followed a motion raised by the House leader, Faruk Musa Dosara under matters of urgent public importance.
Dosara who in the first instance commended the efforts of the state government towards enforcing some emergency rules aimed at curtailing the excesses of bandits and banditry activities in the state, called on the people of the state to show understanding and corporate with the government and security agencies in the state
He said the punitive measures are to end the precarious and protracted insecurity bedevilling the state for over a decade now.
Dosara wondered why some unreasonable people in the state criticised the government for closing down all weekly markets in the state in addition to 6pm – 6am curfew in 13 local government areas of the state and 8pm-6am in Gusau the capital as being unpatriotic, citing coronavirus as a case in point where the fifth pillar of Islam Hajj was put on hold world over by Saudi Authorities for fear of infection, while the whole world was also put on total lockdown but no one said anything.
He said as true representatives of the people at the grassroots, members of the state House of Assembly are in full support of the government’s laudable security initiatives aimed at getting to the roots of the security menace that has crippled almost all facets of economic activities in the state.
In their separate remarks and contributions both Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma representing Maru North, Mansur Muhammad Daki Takwas representing Gummi one, Abdulnasir Ibrahim Gayari representing Gummi 2 as well as Hon Ibrahim T.Tukur Bakura representing Bakura local government area lent their voices to the matter saying the emergency rules imposed by the state government is timely.
But in his contribution, a member representing Kaura Namoda South Anas Sarkin Fada faulted the security agencies posted to the state for not responding to distress and emergency calls by innocent citizens whenever bandits strike describing the situation as most unfortunate.
Buttressing his point of not responding to distress calls by the security agencies, Sarkin Fada lamented that recently bandits attacked Kyambarawa community of his constituency but despite numerous calls put to security agencies in the area no security officer responded to the innocent people till the bandits unleashed terror on the people, killed notable people and abducted many in the village, a blame he squarely attributed to the security agencies in the state.
In his response, the Deputy Speaker, Musa Bawa Musa Yankuzo commended his colleagues for their positive contributions on the matter and ruled on a resolution calling on both the state and federal governments to do all the needful to put to an end the protracted insecurity situation in the state.
The House also at yesterday’s plenary received the 2020 annual Audit report from the office of the state Auditor general and committed same to the House Committee on Public Accounts for scrutiny and report findings to the House in the next month.
”Before adjourning the plenary for Thursday the House considered a bill for a law to provide for a free and compulsory HIVAIDS pregnancy, sickle cell and hepatitis test before marriage and also to prohibit all forms of discrimination and stigmatisation against tested positive people in the state and for other related matters 2021 which is a private number bill sponsored by Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma representing Maru North”
“After careful deliberations by almost all the members on this very contentious matter the deputy speaker Hon Musa Bawa Musa Yankuzo allowed the bill to scale to second reading and also send it to the House Committee on health and human medicine of the House with a strong warning that public hearing must be conducted to seek the opinion of Islamic scholars and opinion leaders on the matter and report back to plenary within one month”
The House after exhausting all the content of the order paper for adjourned to today Thursday 02/09/2021 for the continuation of its plenary.