The Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, says his administration will not politicize security issues, rather more efforts will be made to further secure the lives and properties of the citizens.
Bagudu stated this in Zuru on Friday when he addressed the newly-elected Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Councillors from Zuru, Sakaba and Danko/Wasagu Local Governments Areas (LGAs) of the state.
He said, “Security issues will not be politicized or 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.
“In fact, President Muhammadu Buhari had supported us, he has recently given an approval to us to take more proactive measures and we have done so.”
Bagudu also urged the people of the state to shun rumour mongering and fake news which he said are 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.
He 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.
Bagudu also called on the residents of the state to always offer credible intelligence to the security agencies, with a view to nipping crimes and criminality in the bud.
“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 others, 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,” he said.
He further advised those in positions of authority to listen to the yearnings of their people, particularly the less privileged in the society.
Bagudu solicited 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 state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Hassan Muhammad- Shalla, told the elected council officials of the three local governments that the aim of the governor’s visit was to felicitate with them over their victory at the polls.
Also speaking, the APC Chairman of Zuru LGA, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, thanked the governor for the visit and assured him of the total support and loyalty of politicians in the area.