By Adam Muhammad, Gusau
The Federated Association for Zamfara State Students (FAZAMSS) has elected new officials in a fresh election Saturday in Gusau the state capital.
The electrician was held during its maiden national convention last Tuesday but
was later nullified by Zamfara state government in a notification signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Education, Science and Technology, Dr Barira Ibrahim Bagobiri.
According to Dr. Barira, the Ministry deemed it fit to suspend the just concluded elections which took place on the 26th December, 2023 at Trade Fair Gusau for so many obvious reasons.
In its efforts to bring peace and understanding between the two contending parties, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology brought the two sides together for peace to thrive.
“It was agreed that the National Union of Zamfara State Students (NUZAMSS) shall be officially addressed as Federated Association for Zamfara State Students (FAZAMSS) while all other operations of the organization shall be guided by the constitution of NUZAMSS,” Dr. Barira added.
Announcing the result of the fresh election held in Zamfara State College of Arts and Science Gusau, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Yasir Ibrahim declared Comrade Abubakar Galadima as the newly elected President of FAZAMSS.
Other elected executives include Comrade Abdulnasir Sani, Vice President I; Comrade Fadimatu Salisu, Vice President II; Comrade Mubashir Muhammad Adam, Secretary-General; Comrade Zainab Almustapha, Assistant Secretary-General and Abdulmudallib Sani as Financial Secretary of the association respectively.
Meanwhile, Rukayya Shuaibu to serve as Treasurer; Abdulrashid Hamisu, Welfare Director; Muhammad Abdullahi, Social Director; Mubarak Sani, Auditor-General; Mahmud Aliyu, PRO I and Sani Abubakar as PRO II.
Earlier, in his opening remarks, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Malam Wadatau Madawaki commended the maturity of the aspirants and all the students for the maturity they showed at the election venue.
The Commissioner has assured the teeming Zamfara students that the administration of Governor Dauda Lawal has made budgetary provision for local and foreign scholarship bursaries.
“We are very much aware of the suffering that parents go through. So we have made provisions in the 2024 budget to give scholarship to Zamfara students who are studying across the tertiary institutions in the country and diaspora,” He said.
Speaking on behalf of the newly elected officials, the Secretary-General of the association Comrade Mubashir Muhammad Adam said, FAZAMSS under their stewardship will prioritize students welfare.