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Zamfara Orders All NGOs to Pack and Go

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The Zamfara State Government has ordered all Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating in the state to leave immediate effect over what it described as “illegal activities.”

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday by the State Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, DIG Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe.

According to the statement, government has observed with utmost dismay, the recent high influx of Non-Governmental Organisations into the state, carrying out illegal activities that contravened the existing laws of government.

The state government further noted that majority of these illegal NGOs have not registered with the state in line with the laid down rules and regulations of government.

“Some of them have also been found to be engaging in activities fueling insecurity in the state and its neighbourhood.

“Henceforth, the government orders all NGOs in the state to pack their belongings and leave the state immediately.

“Ministries and Departments of government have been ordered to stop any further relationships with any NGO, as punitive measures will be taken against any MDAs found having any relationships with such NGOs.

“Security Agencies in the state are by this announcement are directed to be vigilante to the NGOs, investigate and prosecute any NGO operating in the state without due clearance from designated authorities,” the statement added.

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