Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako
Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, Thursday said he had rebuilt the damaged properties destroyed by the Islamic group, the Boko Haram sect in the state.
Consequently, the governor said his administration had resolved to curb the activities of the group in the state, stressing that no reliable governor would joke with the lives and property of the people, whom he swore an oath to protect.
Nyako, who disclosed this when he inaugurated the reconstructed structures, which included the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) yard, Maiha Local Education Authority Secretariat, the Maiha District Head’s Office, Area Court, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) barrack and a viewing centre, which were all destroyed by the sect, early this year.
Speaking through the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Mr. Ari Kobis Thimnu, Nyako said it was government’s desire to sustain the peaceful co-existence, which the state was known for, hence the need for synergy with all security agencies in the state.
He stated that the high rate of insurgency required a synergy with security agencies for the purpose of sustaining peace, vowing, however, not to relent till the desire results were achieved.
The governor, further said the rehabilitation of the structures had underscored the importance of the security of the state, which the state government was poised to sustain in order to secure the lives and property of the citizenry.
Nyako added that the various rehabilitations were undertaken by the 21 local government areas in the state through the Ministry for Local Government Affairs.
He also commended the synergy being enjoyed by the councils, describing it as a giant stride by the ministry to successfully undertake the rehabilitation exercise, urging the end users to reciprocate the gestures by making a judicious use of the rehabilitated structures.
Speaking at the occasion, the Comptroller General of Customs, Mr. Inde Mohammed Dikko, who spoke on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Controllers of Prisons, Immigration and other paramilitary institutions, thanked the state government and the State Ministry for Local Government for their generosity.
Dikko, who was represented by the state Comptroller of NCS, Mr. Julius Olawamo, said the rehabilitation and renovations of the structures would facilitate the security networking of the security agencies as represented in Maiha Local Governor Area of the state.
He said the gestures would also serve as a morale booster to security agencies in the state towards the protection of lives and property.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Alhaji Salisu Girei, said the inauguration of the projects came at a time when the security and lives of the citizenry needed to be protected, following the Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
He added that the development would encourage “transparency as well as efficiency and integrity in the implementation of government policy in line with the governor’s vision.”