Matawalle inaugurates Zamfara state development, state and LG projects monitoring committees


Governor Bello Mohammed of Zamfara state has inaugurated a 12-man Zamfara State Development Committee charged with the promulgation of a 25-year Development plan for the state.

Governor Matawalle said the decision to constitute and inaugurate the Committee is born out of the Government’s desire to establish a scientific and policy guided development strategy for the state.

The development was relayed in a press release issued by Zailani Bappa the secial adviser on public enlightenment, media and communications.

According to the Bappa, the governor has said the resolve to establish the committee was to guide Zamfara in devising scientific and policy driven development of the state.

“Our decision to constitute the State Development Plan Committee is based on our understanding of development in its wide and multifaceted perspective. Therefore, we will need a long-term strategy that is both sturdy and broad to guide the development process in the State”, Governor Matawalle stated.

Before inaugurating the Committee, Governor Matawalle revealed that, “taking into cognizance the importance of this document to the entire life of the State, we have carefully drawn the membership of the committee from different walks of life, and we believe that they are experts and could carry out the task to our expectations”.

“I urge you to consider this assignment as a State assignment, which is decisive in determining the present and future development of our dear State” Governor Matawalle charged members of the Committee.

The Committee, under the Chairmanship of Professor Yusuf Adamu Tsafe from the Bayero University, Kano, has the following membership: Head of the Civil Service, Chief of Staff , Government House, Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Commissioner of Education, Commissioner for Humanitarian
Affairs and Disaster Management,
Commissioner for Agriculture,
Commissioner of Health, Special Adviser, SDGs, Special Adviser, Strategy and Development, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and
Economic Planning.

The Committee has the following terms of reference: To take ownership and responsibility in driving the State development Plan;
to perform oversight function on the activities of the state technical committee; to serve as an intermediary between the state technical committee and the Executive Governor; to secure adequate funding from the Government; to conduct monthly meetings with the technical committee; and any other activity deemed relevant to the conduct of the Committee’s assignment.

In addition, Governor Matawalle inaugurated the State and Local Government Projects Monitoring Committees to, according to him, “effectively monitor all projects at all levels of government”

He urged the two Committees to maintain high standards in all projects implementation and to report any issue of concern to the government for appropriate action.

The Committees are under the co-ordination of Alhaji Sanda Mohammad Danjari and Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau Anka respectively.