By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has donated a brand new 18 seaters bus to the Children’s Parliament in the state as part of his commitment to the wellbeing of children in the state.
Matawalle who made the announcement at the Government House, Gusau during the inauguration of the 5th Children’s Parliament in the state.
He said his administration is committed to ensuring that the Zamfara children’s parliament becomes more vibrant amongst their counterparts.
Matawalle also promised to provide a befitting Children’s Legislative Chamber at the Ministry of Women Affairs for them to conduct plenaries.
The state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Gummi, commended Save the Children International (SCI) and REACH project for their efforts in ensuring that there is a vibrant children’s parliament in the state.
“We will continue to support all initiatives aimed at developing the potentials of children in the state,” she said.
In her remark, the Hajia Fatima Musa of the SCI said the children’s Parliament is to address issues affecting children in the state, health, education, child poverty and reintegration of children affected by conflict into the society.
A female, Summayya Aminu was elected Speaker while Haidar Nasir, the Deputy Speaker and Sa’adatu Muhammad another female emerged Majority Leader; and Nura Usman is the Chief Whip.