From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State has enjoined all citizens of the state to poise up for a challenging year in 2020 just as he expressed his gratitude to the people for wholesome and overwhelming support to his administration.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Malam Zailani Baffa and made available to newsmen yeserday.
“As we embrace the coming of a new year, I wish to express my gratitude to the entire citizens of Zamfara State for an overwhelming support to our sincere effort at rejuvenating our battered pride due to long years of turmoil in the state.
“Governor Matawalle also called on all citizens in the state to brace up for a challenging year because the state is faced with the task of maintaining the hard earned peace which invariably remains the bedrock of development.
“However, the government is not unaware of the covert and overt attempts to draw the hands of the clock backwards by some unscrupulous elements who cannot differentiate between politics and sabotage to peace and progress”, the statement added.
According to the statement, Governor Matawalle has assured that, nothing will deter his administration from its dogged stand on maintaining peace and finding ways of building a virile economy for the emancipation of the common man in the state.
“The prospects are bright but nonetheless, challenging. It requires resilience, doggedness and above all, honesty and commitment.
“While I wish all and sundry a prosperous year ahead, I wish to implore all well-meaning citizens of Zamfara State to shun pettiness and join hands on deck to pull the state out of its present educational, economic and social disadvantage”, Matawalle said.