Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the possibility of coming out with a plan of action to sustain peace dialogue initiated in the state.
The Governor made the call when he received a high powered delegation from the federal government led by the Attorney General of the federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami on a sympathy visit over last Sunday’s fire incident at the Tudun Wada Market, Gusau.
According to him, all conflicts that have ethnic dimension can best be resolved through dialogue, saying it is the most practical choice which was previously done in the Niger Delta to attain peace.
He pointed out that while his administration is fighting armed banditry, it is also rolling out various plans for social intervention programme for youths, women and those affected by banditry across the State.
The governor informed the delegation that the Tudun Wada Market fire incident had destroyed 63 shops and that he has since formed a committee to assess the traders’ losses while planning to redesign parts of the market and rebuild the destroyed buildings.
Earlier, leader of the delegation, Abubakar Malami commended Governor Matawalle’s security approach which he observed is recording success with the federal government proud to be associated with the effort.
He said, the delegation was in the state to commiserate with the people and government over last Sunday’s fire incident that razed down a substantial part of the Tudun Wada, Gusau market and expressed the president’s shared grief.
The President’s Spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu announced a personal donation of N5 million and another N2 million by Khadimiyya for Justice and Unity, an NGO Kebbi state chapter.