Insecurity: Zamfara implements regulations on Tinted Glass, Unlabeled Bread


In a concerted effort to enhance the security of both lives and poverty, as well as mitigate instances of banditry and other security threats in Zamfara, Governor Dauda Lawal has enacted an executive decree prohibiting the sale of unlabeled bread and the packaging of bread in sacks, the sale of petroleum exceeding 50 litres, and the use of tinted glass within the state. The executive order, signed at the Government House in Gusau, involved Governor Lawal and key government officials. A statement issued by Zamfara Governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, delineated the provisions of executive orders No. 02 and No. 04 of 2024, targeting various factors identified as exacerbating the state’s security challenges.

The imposition of the restricted order was prompted by recent assaults in several communities throughout the state.

The statement reads:

:Following the recent spate of attacks on some communities across some local government areas of the state, particularly Zurmi, Shinkafi, Kaura Namoda, and Talata Mafara, and the resurgence of activities of banditry and kidnapping in communities and some major federal highways in the state. Governor Lawal has signed Executive Order No.2, 2024 banning thes ale of unlabeled and packaged bread in sacks and prohibiting some unwanted activities in the state.

“All petroleum filling stations in the state shall not sell more than fifty (50) litres of petrol to vehicles at a time. Petroleum product sales at filling stations are also restricted from 6:00 am to 6: pm. Transportation and sale of bread are restricted within capital of every local government. For Gusau, the restriction is limited to the following areas; Damba-Zaria Road; Gada Biyu-Sokoto Road; Command Guest House along Kaura Namada Road; Gusau Garage- Dansadau Road.”

Governors’ signature on Executive Order No. 04 bans the use of tinted glass in Zamfara.

“Vehicles owners are prohibited from covering their licence plate numbers while driving. All vehicles owners must posses their vehicle particulars and ensure compliance with the provisions of Zamfara State Road Traffic Law No. 02, 2015, or any other relevant laws.”

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