Insecurity: Sokoto Gov Seeks More Synergy Among Security Agencies

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The Governor of Sokoto State, Ahmed Aliyu has called for increased collaboration among security agencies to adequately tackle the insecurity in the country.

He made the call during the weekend at the passing out parade of newly recruited members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in the state. 

Represented by his special adviser on Security Matters, Col Ahmad Usman (rtd), the governor said his administration will do everything to support security agencies to combat the security challenges bedeviling the state.

He noted that, as part of his government’s commitment to contain insecurity, the state has recruited 2,600 security guard corps, who will collaborate with the security agencies in the state.

He maintained that the state security guard corps would provide intelligence information to the security agencies to ease their work.

He congratulated the new NSCDC operatives and encouraged them to serve with pride and vigour, stressing his administration will always stand by them. 

On his part, the Commandant General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmad Abubakar Audi congratulated the new personnel for their resilience and determination during the training.

He stated that the event was unique as it also commemorated Civil Defence Forces Day, celebrated all over the globe.

Represented by the Commandant of the Sokoto State Command, Bello Alkali Argungun, the NSCDC boss said the theme of this year’s celebration: “Honour Heroes and Promote Safety Skills,” was apt.

He said the celebration showed the bravery of men and women who protected communities during disasters, crises, and periods of emergencies.

He added that the day was founded by the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO).

He urged the new personnel to be diligent and professional in discharging their duties.

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