Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, has given the green light for the recruitment of 4,200 civilian Joint Task Force members as part of his commitment to tackling the ongoing security challenges. The state’s Commissioner of Information, Munnir Haidara, made this announcement during a press briefing in Gusau, marking the 100 days since Governor Lawal took office.
According to Haidara, 300 civilian JTF personnel will be enlisted in each of the 14 local government areas within the state. These recruits will undergo intensive physical training to equip them with the skills needed to provide actionable intelligence support to security agencies in the fight against insecurity.
Additionally, efforts are underway to enhance security by conducting regular patrols on the state’s volatile roads. Governor Lawal has also taken the initiative to refurbish patrol vehicles, bolstering security presence across Zamfara.
Addressing a pressing issue, Haidara revealed that the severe water scarcity in Gusau, the state capital, which had led to unfortunate fatalities, has been resolved within just two weeks of Governor Lawal’s assumption of office. This achievement has brought relief to the residents who had been struggling with the lack of access to clean water sources.
Haidara concluded by urging the people of Zamfara to continue supporting the governor’s administration, expressing confidence that it will deliver on its promise to bring good governance and positive change to the state.