INSECURITY: Governor Matawalle To Utilize Digital Emergency Call Centres In Ending Banditry

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From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State said his administration will utilise the three digital emergency call centres provided by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to end  banditry activities in the state.

The Governor, according to the statement by the Director General, Media, Public Enlightenment and Communications Government House, Gusau, Alhaji Yusuf Idris announced this on Wednesday when he visited  the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy at his office in Abuja.

Governor Bello Matawalle (left) and the Communication Minister, Isa Ali Pantami when he visited the Minister in his office in Abuja

He said his administration is determined to utilise the digital emergency call centers to the maximum and ensure that the purposes to which they were established are achieved.

He explained that technology plays very vital role in securing societies globally and for this, his government has resolved to utilise all the centres constructed in the state in order to bring and end to banditry activities and other criminalities in the state.

He added that with  proper utilization of the new system, the country will return to its old glory of peaceful coexistence where every citizen will live peacefully with one another irrespective of tribe or region.  

Matawalle further said that the centres will in addition, create job opportunities to the teeming ICT application and design compliant youths throughout the state.

Governor Matawalle also appreciated the minister’s digital support in the ongoing fight against banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling. 

Governor Bello Muhammad (3rd from left) Dr. Isa Ali Pantami (fourth) and other personalities during the visit

Matawalle further said that the centres will in addition, create job opportunities to the teeming ICT application and design compliant youths throughout the state.

Responding, the Ministers of Communications and Digital Economy, Honourable Ali Isa Pantami said all the centres provided in Zamfara state are specially for security and employment purposes and that they will go into full operations very soon.

He commended the proactive posture of Governor Matawalle in tackling insecurity and the state government’s development drive of moving Zamfara State forward 

The minister also informed the governor that the request he made last year when he paid a similar visit has been included and approved in the 2021 budget.

During the visit the governor was accompanied by Honourable Aminu Sani Jaji and the Principal Private Secretary to the Governor Lawal Umar Maradun among others 

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