- Gov. Bago: ‘We’ll partner will police to secure our vast arable land’
Niger state Governor Rt Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago, has described as unwavering, his administration’s resolve to end the security challenges in the state.
The governor stated this when he received the new Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police Zone 7 in Government House, Minna, the state capital.
Gov Umaru Bago told the police chief that his administration was ready to partner with the Nigerian Police Force to secure its vast arable land.
He said as a result of the vast expanse of land the state was blessed with, criminals have taken advantage of the ungoverned spaces to launch their nefarious activities.
The Governor said his government, necessitated by this development, will create a Ministry of Pastoral and Nomadic Affairs that will work towards securing the forests and ungoverned spaces using the inhabitants in the areas to enable Farmers and Nomads return to their farmlands.
He restated his administration’s commitment to returning peace and security to all parts of the state, revealing that the police were an indispensable partner in this task.
The governor appreciated the new AIG for the visit and congratulated him on his new assignment, assuring that the state will provide the needed support for him to succeed.
The new AIG zone 7, Mr. Adebowale Williams, earlier in his remarks said the zone covered the FCT and Niger state and expressed commendation for the unique, uncommon and strategic security interventions the state government was providing to enable the police perform its national assignment effectively.
He appreciated the governor’s donation of a new facility to accommodate the Chanchaga police division which has the capacity to house the Area command, adding that the gesture has given the police a sense of entitlement.
The AIG further assured the governor that with the recent donation of 12 brand new patrol vehicles and accessories to the state command, the police will up their game in providing adequate security through prompt response to emergencies.
He called for more support for the police as the police have evolved new strategies to combat any threat to lives and properties in the state.