Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu says his administration would not politicize security issues, stressing that more efforts would be made to further secure the lives and properties of the citizens.
Bagudu disclosed these in Zuru on Thursday night when he addressed the newly elected Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Councillors from Zuru, Sakaba and Danko / Wasagu Local Governments.
Bagudu maintained that security issues will not be politicized or be given undue publicity, stressing that, “What are required are adequate planning, coordination and cooperation”.
He said, “Security issues will not be politicized or be given undue publicity . What are required are adequate planning, coordination and cooperation.
” Security challenges in Kebbi State are spillovers from our neighbor, Zamfara State and everything is being done to redress the obnoxious trend.
” Infact, President Muhammadu Buhari had supported us , he has recently given an approval to us to take more proactive measures and we have done so,” the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum stated.
The Governor also urged the people of the state to shun rumour mongering, as well as spreading fake news which according to him was detrimental to peace and security of the society.
According to him, fake news does nobody any good, but causes disharmony, as well as aggravate the already disturbing security situation in the country.
Bagudu further appealed to the people of the state to continue to appreciate the laudable efforts of the military and the various security agencies to combat insecurity.
He also called on them to always offer credible intelligence to the security agencies, with a view to nipping crimes and criminality in the bud.
Bagudu, who again congratulated the newly elected officials admonished them to uphold their oaths of office and run open administrations.
” You should hold monthly allocation meetings, provide the needs and aspirations of the electorate and offer assistance in accordance with the laws.
” You should also run all-inclusive governments and always remember that you were elected not because you are better than anybody, but by divine Providence.
” More women should be assisted and there are a lot of formidable challenges at the family levels, with women bearing the brunts,” the governor, said.
He further advised them to listen to the yearnings of their people particularly the less privileged in the society.
Bagudu called for understanding and cooperation from elected local Government officials as well as join hands to deliver the dividends of democracy provided by the APC led Government.
The Governor also expressed delight with the emergence of 16 women Councilors elected across the state.
Earlier , the Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Hassan Muhammad Shalla told the elected officials of the three local Governments of the Governor’s visit to felicitate with them over their victory at the polls.
The APC Chairman of Zuru Local Government, Abubakar Aliyu and the State House of Assembly member representing Danko Wasagu, Hon .Hamza Haliru while thanking the Governor for the visit assured him of the total support and loyalty of politicians in the area.
Hon Hamza particularly appreciated what he described as the concerted effort of the Governor to surmount the security challenge in the area.
He appealed to politicians and mischief makers to stop politicising the issue of security but rather join hands with Government to deal with it.
Prominent personalities and Government officials at the interaction were rtd General , Senator Muhammadu Magoro, Acting Head of Service Alhaji Sufyanu Garba Bena, Special Adviser on Security , rtd Major Garba Rabiu Kamba, Deputy Speaker, Hon Usman Muhammad Ankwai, State APC Chairman, Abubakar Kana Zuru amongst others.