Insecurity: ALGON President Wants More Security Funding for Nasarawa  LGAs

Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia

President of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Mr. Aminu Muazu Maifata, yesterday called for more funding for the 13 local government areas in Nasarawa State to fight insecurity.

The ALGON’s president stated this at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly’s complex when he led chairmen of the LGAs in the state to a meeting with the speaker of the House of Assembly in order to find lasting solutions to security challenges being experienced across the state. 

Maifata, who is the chairman of Lafia Municipal Council and Nasarawa State ALGON Chairman, maintained at the meeting that security was capital intensive and called for more funding for the LGAs in the state.

He appreciated Governor Abdullahi Sule for always coming to the aid of the LGAs in the state, especially in the area of insecurity.

“ Rt. Hon Speaker, we are grateful for your support and guidance. We will not let you and the state down,” he pledged.

Addressing the council area chairmen in his office, Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Mr. Danladi Jatau, said that he was directed by Governor Sule to discuss with the council area chairmen on how to find lasting solutions to the security challenges facing Local Government Areas.

Jatau said: “I was given the mandate by Governor Abdullahi Sule when he called us for state security meeting on 15th of this month. The insecurity challenges such as kidnapping, communal clashes, armed robbery, among other social vices have increased recently.

“Before now we have been enjoying relative peace in the state. I call on you for us to collectively discuss how to find solutions to security challenges in our areas.”

He commended Governor Sule for his proactiveness in tackling insecurity and promoting peace in the state.

The speaker, however, called on the people of the state to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of their affiliations.

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