Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has reiterated his administration’s commitment to addressing the lingering insecurity challenges facing the state.
The governor stated this Monday in a state broadcast to mark Eid-El-Kabir festival.
He said the insecurity challenges was inherited by his administration from the previous government two years ago, stressing that the peace and dialogue with bandits terrorising the state initiated by his administration has yielded positive results with relative peace in the state.
He however, said there are pockets of unrepentant bandits in the state for which he made several trips to President Muhammadu Buhari who ordered the deployment of security personnel in the state.
The governor who appreciated the efforts of the security agencies in the state, commended and appreciated the support, prayers and cooperation being extended to his government by the citizens.
Matawalle pointed out that his government has kept fate with the people in meeting its campaign promises despite dwindling resources and security threats by providing dividends of democracy to the electorates.
The governor who recounted the understanding of the state’s civil servants to the government, said his approval of early payment of July salaries mid-month for them to have a hitch-free Sallah celebration is part of his appreciation to them.
While wishing the Muslim Ummah in the state a memorable Sallah, the governor urged them to reminisce on the virtues of Eid-el-Kabir and continue to be their brothers’ keepers.