- Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has appointed some members of MACBAN into his government
- The appointment was secured by the wife of the governor, Aisha Matawalle
- Tukur Abubakar, the state MACBAN chairman, expressed his delight to the First Lady on the opportunity given to his members
Hajiya Aisha Bello Matawalle, the First Lady of Zamfara, has secured appointments of special assistants to the governor for 20 members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in the state.
Channels TV reports that the First Lady’s spokesperson, Zainab Abdullahi, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday, April 13.
Legit.ng gathered that while speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, the state chairman of MACBAN, Tukur Abubakar, lauded the First Lady for her efforts in making meaningful change to Fulanis and other members of the community.
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According to him, Governor Bello Matawalle was commended for his support to the Fulanis and for involving them in his administration.
Abubakar assured that MACBAN would continue to give its maximum support and co-operation towards the success of Matawalle’s administration and for the development of the state.
The First Lady, while presenting the appointment letters to the beneficiaries in Gusau on Tuesday, April 13, congratulated the appointees and assured them of a sustainable working relationship with the Miyetti Allah group in promoting peace and unity in the state.
Sahara Reporters also reports that Hajia Matawalle said the beneficiaries comprised of women and men of the group.
She maintained that the gesture is aimed at supporting members of the group in appreciating them for promoting peaceful existence in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Bayelsa state livestock management committee issued two weeks ultimatum to the MACBAN.
It was reported that the committee headed by the Bayelsa state commissioner for agriculture and natural resources, David Alagoa, asked MACBAN and other livestock operators to move their animals out of Yenagoa, the state capital, and its environs.
Alagoa made this known in an interview with journalists after a meeting between the committee and some members of MACBAN on Monday, March 29.
He warned that at the expiration of the notice, the committee would impound the animals, adding that movement by foot either at night or in the day would not be tolerated in the state.
The anxiety followed a statement credited to Gidado Sidikki, the southeast chairman of MACBAN, over the alleged killings of herdsmen and loss of cows.