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Diri seeks citizens’ vigilance over insecurity, donates vehicles to security agencies

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Duoye Diri. Photo: TWITTER/GOVDUOYEDIRI


Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, yesterday, urged the people to remain vigilant with a view to averting any security threats, insisting that his administration is determined to further improve the security situation in the state.

To that end, he donated 14 operational vehicles to security agencies in Bayelsa State.  Diri made the presentation to the service commanders shortly after the 9th State Security Council meeting at the Government House, Yenagoa.

A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that the donation was to further support security agencies in the state.

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He disclosed that the Hilux vehicles were the first batch donated by his government, stressing that more would be procured to boost operations of the security personnel.

He expressed his administration’s appreciation to the service commanders for their commitment and passion for securing the people and borders of the state.

Diri commended the cooperation and synergy between the various security agencies and the state government, which he said, had yielded fruitful results across the state.

“Today, we are here to assist the commanders, who, since we assumed office, have been up and doing. In virtually all our meetings, the issue of logistics support had been a recurring decimal.

“So, this government will continue to support them by providing the vehicles for all the federal security agencies domiciled in Bayelsa State. 

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“This is the first batch. We believe God that going forward, we will still procure more and invite them again for another round of presentation to enable them to secure the people and our borders,” he said.

Diri also charged citizens, residents and businessmen in the state to realise that they were also security agents in their own right and should remain security-conscious at all times.

He described Bayelsa as one of the most peaceful states in the country, which he said had been made possible by the cooperation between the security agencies and his administration. 

The governor presented the vehicle keys to heads and commanders of 13 security agencies, including the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Air Force, Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Others are the Nigeria Correctional Service, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Directorate of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

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