By Mahmud Gambo Sani
Kano State Government has pledged to support security agencies on their efforts of ensuring peace and stability in the state.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the state disclosed this during a oneday community policing awareness and sensitization lecture organized by the Nigeria Police Force held at Bristol Palace Hotel, recently.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Alhaji, said considering the importance of security to the overall development of any society, the state government placed high emphasis on it.
Alhaji further stressed that the state, being the most populous, needs peaceful atmosphere for socio-economic development at all the times, hence the need for collaboration with all the security and para security organisations in the state with a view to always taking proactive measures on matters related to the peaceful coexistence.
He similarly pointed out that the state government would continue to work round the clock with all stakeholders on security aspects for the betterment of the people of the state. In his remarks, Assistant Inspector General of Police in-charge of Zone One, AIG Sadiq A. Bello, said they were fully committed to ensure internal security, appealing to members of the public to always give cooperation to the police to discharge their duties effectively.
In his paper presentation, retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Hashimu Salihu Argungu discussed on the technicalities and methodology of community policing.
The lecture was attended by senior police officers from the Police Zonal Command, the state Police Headquarters, Divisional Police Officers and members of the Police Community Relations Committee at both state and local levels, according to a statement issued by Malam Uba Abdullahi, the press secretary at the SSG’s office, recently.