Leader of the National Defence College Course 28 on study tour to Zamfara State Air Commodore Abidemi Timothy Marquis has commended Zamfara State Governor Hon Dr. Bello Mohammed Matawalle for Stabilizing the State and its economy within a short period of time.
Air Commodore Abidemi Timothy made the commendation today when he led members of his team to a courtesy call to the Governor at the Government House, Gusau.
Abidemi who is the Director National and Military Strategy of the National Defence College, Abuja Said his team was impressed with the level of Stabilization of the State Security and the economy within a short period of time.
He said that on their way to Gusau yesterday, they passed through Tsafe Market and the turn out was very impressive as it clearly showed that peace has been restored and the Governor deserved the commendation.
He also explained to the Governor that his team is in Zamfara State for a study tour on economic diversification through the use of small and medium scale enterprise in order to contribute their quarter in the development of Zamfara State and Nigeria at large and the way to sustain the relative peace being enjoyed in the State.
The Air Commodore further said that the confidence built among the citizenry through the peace process needs to be enhanced and urged Governor Matawalle to empower people of the state through the small and medium scale enterprises for the purpose of developing Zamfara and ensure its Security.
Responding Governor Matawalle said Immediately after his taking over the mantle of leadership of the state, he involved himself in series of consultations which later culminated into the peace process that yielded positive results.
He further said that alot of strategies were mapped out in conjunction with the Security agencies in the State on how to end the banditry menace in the State.
Matawalle added that negotiations are still ongoing and a lot of measures still being put in place for lasting peace.
The Governor also promised to collaborate with National Defence College to sustain the peace through promotion of Small and medium enterprises in the State.
He commended members of the course 28 for choosing Zamfara State for their study tour and urged them to come up with more economic plans for the state and the country.
The courtesy call was attended by the Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Alhaji Bala Bello Maru, Head of Service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Honourary Adviser to the Governor, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda, Deputy Speaker, Honourable Musa Bawa Musa, Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Security agencies in the state among others.
YUSUF IDRIS GUSAU
Director General Press Affairs office of the Executive Governor
Government House, Gusau