Akeredolu Tells Buhari To Do Something About Insecurity In Nigeria – GCFRNG
By Dayo Johnson & Johnbosco Agbakwuru
Amid growing unrest, Governor Akeredolu lamented yesterday that Nigerians were living in fear, following endless distrust of the country, and called on the President. Muhammadu Buhari to rise immediately.
He spoke as Katsina state governor Aminu Bekko Masari, on Monday night, expressed regret over the pardon he made to thieves in his state a few years ago.
Akeredolu, speaking while welcoming the Presidents of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, led by the President and his Deputy, Ambassador Godknows Boladei Igali in his office in Akure, said: “People live in fear and inevitability. act quickly to address the situation and restore people’s hope.
“Here is what is happening in Zamfara. They try to dress him up and call them thieves. They are terrorists. In other words, the growth of science can depend not only on your income but also on the quality of the country. ”
The governor stressed the need to make this city a living place for the people, so that they can benefit from their wisdom for national development.
“To achieve Nigeria’s goal of scientific and technological advancement, the country will be better equipped to live, especially the youth.
“For us in science and technology, we need to do more. Japan, China and other developed countries send people to where the best science is. We have heard of countries sending people to the USA for training in science and technology.
“They are not there. They have returned to their country to nurture them. Convincing your country is key. But we need to make this country a place to live so that young people can be confident and have hope to live in this city, ”he said.
Speaking on outdoor grazing, Akeredolu stressed the need for the country to embrace modern farming methods, describing developed grazing as old and illegal. now in Ondo state.
“Today, I can say that there is a modern way of raising cattle and we will take the horn and take the bull. We are not afraid to make decisions. This time has taught us that you can get more milk from the cows at a better time than when you move from one place to another. It’s about science. People have developed the science.
“I was delighted to see the President visiting Katsina to visit his cattle. They are well protected. We will embrace the technology of raising meat, ” he said.
The governor described FUTA as one of the leading universities in the country, mainly in terms of research.
“We are proud of FUTA and its implementation over time. I have had a great relationship with FUTA not only as a governor.
“We have a strong relationship with FUTA. FUTA for us is one of the leading technology universities in Nigeria if not the first. One of our teachers won the award for best researcher in the country. I thank you, “Akeredolu said.
Earlier, the chairman of the council, Godknows representative Boladei Igali, who was joined by the vice-president, Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape, praised the governor’s progress.
Meanwhile, Governor Bello Aminu Masari of Katsina State has expressed regret over the past apology to the thieves.
He regretted his actions against the call of a Muslim scholar, Sheikh Mohammad Gumi repeatedly to say that thieves would be pardoned to stop theft in the country.
This is even as President Buhari also yesterday ordered security chiefs to stop what he described as kidnappings and killings, mainly in the North-Central and North-West regions of the country.
Masari, whose respondent came in an interview with Channels Television, Politics Today, on Monday night, said that the work of criminals and information is now in his hands, he would not have forgiven the thieves as he did in time past.
Realizing that his apology did not have any effect on the criminals, the governor said:
‘I will not apologize to the thieves, if …’
“The only thing I’m saying is, in hindsight, I’m not going to do it. Because at that time when we started in 2016, there were bosses (thieves) but gradually, all the bosses were removed, that was the fall of the first color.
“The second round after the 2019 election did not see the date. We tried but we found out, ‘Who are you talking to?’
“They are not under the same umbrella. They do not endorse any particular religious belief. They are thieves, criminals and thieves. ”
He said thieves pose a great threat to the public because their intention is to steal and kill, i.e., they will be treated as criminals.
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“The fact is that no one in the forest can talk about peace. “For me, anyone in the jungle can be a criminal, so I think it will be done,” he added.
He also pointed out that his administration is considering banning grazing in the state but insisted that before the ban on grazing is open, arrangements will be made for an alternative route.
Governor Masari earlier on Monday, set up a committee to review and enforce the laws enacted by state officials and announce a ban on telephone payments.
According to him, this is part of the ongoing efforts to prevent insecurity.
“Our new directive is to close all commercial areas in the most affected rural areas. We believe business transactions are also an area that helps thieves get access to communications, ”he said.
Former Katsina TV GM, daughter abducted
As the interview progressed, the criminals were in their game, where they abducted the former director of Katsina state television, KTTV, Ahmed Abdulkadir and his 15-year-old daughter, Laila, at his home. in the rural area of Bakori.
Although police in the state have not yet responded to the incident, residents believe thieves broke into Abdulkadir’s home around 9:00 p.m.
It is learned that the incident took place less than six hours after the state government banned all mobile phone chargers in 18 local government areas of the state as part of a plan to curb the vicious cycle of thieves. Bakori is one of the LGAs affected by this.
Also on Monday morning, gunmen stormed the town of Sabuwar Kasa in Kafur County and kidnapped four children of the mayor.
Stop killing, kidnapping in N-west, N-Central, Buhari encouraged security officials
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the heads of the security services to reconsider what he described as kidnappings and killings, mainly in the North-Central and North-West.
Buhari, who issued the order after addressing security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, praised them for their efforts so far, which he said was yielding good results in the North-East and South-East.
Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali made the announcement.
He said the President had also instructed security officials to expand their efforts to restore security across the country to enable citizens to carry out their duties.
The IGP said: “Yes, we have a brief security meeting. Officials and intelligence chiefs have been able to report to the president the security situation in the country.
“The new law is that chief executives and chief intelligence officers have been warned to go further and further weaken than North-Central and Nigeria as a whole should have better security.
“The president has identified and stated that the government’s legal duty is to provide security and that it is ready to provide it.
“We need to intensify our efforts, which are having an impact in the North-East, South-East, but it will still happen in North-Central, North-West, where people are worried that it will have intelligence and the school’s message.Children and students are being kidnapped, kidnappings and murders are being reported.This story needs to change.
“We promised him and we promised to do more. He also praised and commended us for what has been done so far, and we need to improve a lot so that people can do their business legally. “Fasting is possible.”
Going forward, the IGP, who provided an understanding of what happened during the closed-door meeting, agreed that the government’s job is to provide security for citizens, acknowledging that more needs to be done to change the story of insecurity. and North-Central and North-West. .
The government is concerned about the situation in Zamfara, N-Central, a security official said
Also questioning, the Minister of Defense, Major-General Bashir Magashi, retd, expressed the government’s concern over the security situation in Zamfara and North-Central states, and assured him of the military’s decision to change the report.
He said: “We believe that the spate of incidents in Zamfara State and North-Central is a matter of concern to the government and all North Korean Central Institutions.
“We discussed the need to act swiftly against thieves. We believe they are becoming a problem; they kill people, they do what they want, they are reckless, they say what they think they should say in order to get the kind of people they want from society. ”
Magashi said the meeting also described a development in general that, according to him, required all hands to be on the bench, in order to end the threat.
“We have assessed our situation, we have found that we can, we can do this, but we need the support of every Nigerian to ensure that the public is free,” he said.
Acknowledging the readiness of the security forces to stop the threat of thieves, among others, in the country, the Minister said: “We will do our utmost to ensure the success of the mission, and we will do everything we can to ensure the implementation of this project, especially when equipment and other resources are available to support our deceptive approach that we will be successful from now on. ”
Regarding the recently launched Super Tocano to boost military operations in the country, Magashi said: “We are testing them, six are still coming and maybe 12 of them are coming. here, I think the chief of staff will talk to you. and their work will be carried out as soon as possible.