The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has distributed 246 brand new vehicles to security agencies and hospitals in the state.
A statement by the governor’s Senior Special Adviser, SSA, on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, on Friday said the gesture was part of the activities scheduled to celebrate the governor’s first 100 days in office.
Out of the 246 vehicles, 20 were ambulances meant for the various general hospitals in the state, Mr Bappa said.
According to him, the vehicles were presented to the beneficiaries by the governor at a trade fair complex in Gusau, the state capital, after a durbar convened to mark the end of the celebration, which lasted for five days.
The SSA also quoted the governor as saying that the “celebration was not an empty vessel, but thanksgiving to God Almighty for granting peace to the erstwhile troubled Zamfara State which is now experiencing calm and equanimity.”
The statement said the governor “thanked all those who contributed to the success achieved in attaining peace in the state. He promised that the era of progress has dawned in the state and urged all and sundry to join hands with him and ensure that Zamfara is once again, a pride of the North and Nigeria as a whole.”
Mr Bappa added that “some of the vehicles would be used by the newly established Zamfara Road Traffic Agency, ZAROTA, for surveillance to check the negative attitudes of those who are opposed to the peaceful co-existence of Zamfara people and miscreants with negative attitude to peace in the state.”