KEBBI State Government Has Allocated A Piece of Land Granted Automatic Certificate OF Occupancy C OF O To The Nigeria Police
for its mass housing project in the state.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari says, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu announced this while receiving the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maigari A. Dikko supervising North-West Zone during a courtesy-call at the Government House Birnin Kebbi.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu was reacting to the request by the DIG for a plot of land to construct low-cost Houses for Members of the Police and the public under the Housing Programme of the new Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris.
The Governor also pledged to give the necessary support to the passage of the bill of the police trust fund by the National Assembly for adequate funding of police operations.
Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu told the DIG that, Kebbi State has a huge number of internally displace persons and shared common bored with two countries Niger and Benin which made its necessary to increase police surveillance.
The Governor said the state was undergoing and Agricultural revolution towards food security and the government would offer farms lands to any police man or woman ready to engage in farming.
He appealed to the Inspector General Police and the Police High-Command to exempt states like Kebbi from the online recruitment of policemen because in many rural areas internet services were not available.
He said the online registration has put the state at a disadvantage and would therefore want potential recruit from the state to be allowed to follow the old process of filling forms saying that there were competent men and women from the state suitable for police job.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu commended President Muhammadu Buahri for his support to combined security operation among Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger states which has curtailed cattle rustling and kidnapping.
He also appreciated the effort of the Inspector General of Police, the State Commissioner of Police and other Security Services for their untiring effort to ensuring security of lives and property, throughout the state, pledging that his administration would continue to offer the necessary support financially and materially towards security operations.
Earlier, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of logistics and supply Force Headquarters who is supervising police operation in the North-West Zone, Maigari A. Dikko said he was on a visit to Kebbi State in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police for all supervising police officers to be on the field to assess the performance of various police commands in security operation.
DIG Maigari Dikko said the Kebbi State Police Command has been performing remarkably well and would file a report to that effect to the Inspector General of Police.
DIG Maigari Dikko said the Police was aware that, there was liquidity problem, lack of funds among states but appealed to the Kebbi state government to provide additional assistance to the state police command to enable police perform their jobs to expectation.
The DIG said the Nigerian Police has recognized Governor Atiku Bagudu as Police Ambassador in realization of his support to the force when he was in the Senate and urged the Governor to use his influence to ensure the passage of the police trust fund bill by the National Assembly.
He said the population of police men nationwide was low than what it ought to be, and would commence annual recruitment exercise of between thirty and forty thousand new police men to make-up for the short fall.
He said some states have not been filling their quota in the recruitment exercise and advised the Governor to encourage indigenes of Kebbi State to enlist in to the police.
DIG Maigari Dikko briefed the Governor about the Housing programme of the new Inspector General of Police designed to construct five hundred houses of two and three bedroom in each state of the federation to enable policemen acquire house of their own.
He acknowledged the tremendous effort of Governor Atiku Bagudu to improve agricultural production, saying that the police was proud to be associated with Kebbi since the production of the quality LAKE Rice jointly produced by Lagos and Kebbi state now in the market, throughout the country.