By Muhammad Lawal
Birnin Kebbi, Oct. 7, 2020 Gov. Abubakar Atiku-Bagudu of Kebbi State on Wednesday called for more collaboration from the Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to effectively tackle crime across the state.
The governor made the call while receiving the new State Commandant of the NSCDC, Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim-Mafara, during a courtesy visit to the Government House in Birnin Kebbi .
The governor represented by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad-Argungu, noted that the collaboration would go a long way in sustaining the prevailing peace in the state.
He added that the state government would continue to liaise with the NSCDC and other security agencies to promote security in the state.
“I am pledging to extend goodwill and cooperation of the government, to make sure Kebbi State is safe and secure,” he said.
Atiku-Bagudu lauded the invaluable contributions of the NSCDC in supporting the Government of Kebbi State to bolster security in the state.
He said: “I wish to commend the NSCDC for what it is doing in the state. We are really impressed with what you are doing, especially, in ensuring the security of lives and properties of the people.
”We are really very appreciative of the sterling efforts of the civil defence corps in the state, just as they are remarkable, commendable and invaluable.
“To ensure peaceful co-existence, openness and transparency, that is why we have carried all the stakeholders along; including traditional and religious leaders as well as the security agencies.”
The governor expressed delight with the visit by the NSCDC boss and wished him a fruitful stay in Kebbi State.
Earlier, Ibrahim -Mafara described the visit as a mark of respect and solicited the unalloyed support and cooperation of the Kebbi State Government.
He also promised to sustain and improve on the successes recorded by his predecessors.