New Zamfara governor announces free healthcare for women, children

The new Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that his administration will offer free healthcare services to women and children in the state.

Mr Matawalle, 50, who made the declaration on Wednesday shortly after taking his oath of office at the Trade Fair ground, Gusau, said that the new government would be comprehensive.

“I am going to assemble an enlightened, formidable and politically experienced persons so that we take the state to better heights in the near future.

“Our women and children have gone through serious hardship in the past and we will reverse this situation for the better.

“The new administration will start with tackling the security challenges and everyone must carry live their lives within the provisions of the law.

“No one should think they will take the law into their hands and kill, kidnap, maim, or make life uneasy for others.

“We are aware that poor education, poveerty, and unemployment are the causes of criminal activities and I want to plead with members of the public that within the next few weeks we will come up with practical ways of handling these starting with free education and scholarships,” he said.