From Esther Akaa, Lafia
A group, Coalition for the Development of Nasarawa State has commended security agencies in Nigeria for their relentless effort in tackling insecurity, oil theft and other security challenges in the country.
The Vice Chairman of the group, Namo Akpomoshi gave the commendation at a press briefing held Tuesday in Lafia.
According to him, the combined efforts of security agencies in the fight against insecurity in the country have reduced the level of civil unrest to the barest minimum, especially with the directive given to them by the President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawal to end insecurity by December, 2022.
The Voice recalls that Sen. Lawal summoned all the security chiefs to a meeting on September 12, 2022 to review the progress made so far in the fight against insecurity in the country.
The Voice also reports that the meeting was a follow-up of a similar one earlier held in August 2022, presided over by the senate president and other principal officers of the Senate.
Akpomoshi said security agents have continued to play pivotal roles for the entrenchment of good governance, peace building initiatives, through the crack down on miscreants in the society.
“The coalition would therefore, like to appreciate security agencies for their contribution to ensure peace in the country,” he said.
He appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for giving all the necessary logistics and support to the security agents in the country to enable them succeed.
Akpomoshi further lauded President Buhari for appointing one of Nasarawa sons, Dr Ahmed Audi as the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
He acknowledged the contributions of the NSCDC boss in descending on the perpetrators of crime in the society such as rapists, pipeline vandals and cyber criminals, oil thieves, yahoo boys, political thugs, cultists among others.
“The coalition would like to acknowledge the contribution of Commander General of NSCDC, Ahmed Audi Mni PhD in the area of the establishment of special tactical unit code named Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad [CG’s SIS] which has achieved remarkable results in fight against oil against oil theft and crime generally.
“Another achievement is the procurement of gun boats for the fight against oil theft, procurement of operational and utilities vehicles for the corps.
“The commandant has introduced standard operational procedures for discipline of erring personnel of the corps and has continued to build better synergies with other security agencies.
“The provision of special staff welfare package for boosting of personnel morales as well as the establishment of additional NSCDC training school located in Nasarawa State is remarkable,” he said.
The Vice Chairman, appreciated the Governor of the state, Abdullahi Sule for his tireless efforts in supporting the security agencies in the state in carrying out their duties without hitches.
He, therefore, called on residents of the state to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to enable them vote credible leaders during the 2023 general elections.
The Voice reports that the group is an association registered with the state government to promote peaceful co-existence, and unity, as well as accessing the developmental progress of the government and the society.