– as Auto Centre commissioned in Rano
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
Kano Doesn’t need private security outfit – Ganduje
Kano State Government on Thursday said it has no intention of establishing any para-security outfit that will be independent and parading itself as security agency with no training or legal backing to hold arms.
Governor Ganduje disclosed this while the newly posted AIG Zone One, Sadiq Abubakar Bello, paid him a courtesy visit to introduce self.
According to the governor, such creations are just mere deceptions, as when the usefulness of such organizations is no more required they turn into security challenges.
Ganduje said “Zamfara State, where many security outfits were created to counter the rising insecurity then and dismantling them later on become a problem, is a case study.
“Kano State Government has no intention, whatsoever, of establishing any para-security outfit as that will no augur well for the peace and stability of the state.”
He added that the government is coming up with a structure for effective community policing that will involve full participation of trado-religious institutions including members of the societies.
He added: “If there is effective coordination, I think there will be information flow at tip of the fingers of our security forces.
“We are fully aware that combining population and peace is a onerous task. God so kind in Kano State we are peaceful. We are also peaceful because of the good foundation the previous managers of security laid.
“On our own part we have created an enabling evoronment for the security agencies to operate effectively. There is always cordination, synergy and link among all the security agencies.”
The governor stated further that his adminstration has confidence in the way security agencies conduct their professional roles in securing the society and protecting lives and property in the state.
However, the newly posted AIG Zone One, Sadiq Abubakar Bello reiterated his commitment to securing lives and property the zone that covers Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.
Sadiq said that he is ready to work and cooperate with the Government of Kano State and the good people of the state in order to provide good police service that will ensure atmosphere of peace and stability.
Bello, however, acknowledged the support the state government provided to security agecies especially the Nigerian Police Force, singling out the mordern control command centre the Ganduje administration constructed at the police headquarters in the state, which has enhanced its operation.
He said: “We will always do our best to deliver on our responsibility of proving security of lives and property.
“It is on the record, Your Excellency, you care for the security and well-being of the people of Kano State.”
Meanwhile, an auto service centre was commissioned at Rano Local Government Area, making the number centres ten in the state.
Representing the governor of Kano State, the Special Advisor to the governor on Automobile, Hassan Idris said the centre will serve the three local governments of Rano, Bunkure and Kibiya.
According to him, the programme is part of the Ganduje administration’s continued effort to lift the youth of state out of poverty, adding that all the administration needed was to make the youth self-reliant.
Idris said: “Governor Ganduje is very committed to making the youth self-reliant. The youth were at Kaduna for one-year training in automobile.
“Recently, the administration graduated 200 youth and empowered them with working equipments as well as start up capital of N50,000 each.”
“Some of those youth trained at Kaduna have been posted to this centre. The centre will serve the three local governments of Rano, Kibiya, Bunkure.”
He added that a borehole has been sunk for the use of the centre in addition to the new generator and the sum of N200,000 earlier given to the centre.
He, however, commended the governor for his vision on the youth, calling on the beneficiaries to make best use of the opportunity given to them.
Reacting, the chairman of the centre, Muhd Khalid thanked the governor and the Hassan Idris pledging to do his best to see to the growth of the centre.
Khalid called on his colleagues to keep to words as it is the only way they can achieved the set target.
The chairmer of Rano Mechanics Association, Balarabe Sabo Rano, said the establishment of the centre at Rano will bring more development to the local government area.
He said: “We are very appreciative of this development. The centre will go along with in reducing unemployment in the area.”