Insecurity: Doguwa dole out N10 million to fortify security architecture in Kano
Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa has reassured the commitment of the national assembly to strengthening security architecture of the country in the wake of the devastating security challenges even as he dole out N10 million to Kano state Police command.
Doguwa, representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada federal constituency of Kano state, who spoke while receiving special recognition and award from Kano Police Command at the weekend worried over the overwhelming security instability across the country with the attendant appalling image of the country among committee of nations, pointed that the legislature was not resting on her oars to ameliorate the difficult situation.
The leader who acknowledged the security situation in the country was overwhelming on the security apparatus, citing the recent abduction of 344 Kankara students in Katsina state however applauded the dexterity of the combine security forces and government of Katsina state for safety rescue of the students from the den of their abductors unhurt.
Doguwa, who was explicit on efforts of the national assembly to finalize legislative instruments on Police Reform Bill and Police Trust Fund, assured that when passed and signed into law, Nigerian Police would be dutifully repositioned to deliver efficiently and combat ready with sophisticated equipment. He explained that the assembly was equally legislating to strengthen the Police Service Commission to enhance welfare of the police.
Doguwa stressed that the N10 million donations to Kano state Police Command was intended to ease logistics and operational challenges bedeviling the command with a bid to optimize their professional capacity to deliver efficiently.
He applauded the synergy between the Police and Nigeria Army for curtailing the dastardly act of bandits terrorizing Fulani helmsman on Falgore forest, saying residents of Doguwa can now go to sleep with their eyes closed.
According to Doguwa, “We are proud of the recognition and we promise to continue to do our best to promote community Policing. We would not renege on our promise to provide a legislative framework to strengthen the Police. Right now the Police reform bill will soon be passed and when that is passed into law, it will provide more instruments and enhance the welfare of the police.
“The House is also strengthening the police service commission to optimize service delivery. The Police Trust Fund is also on the verge of scaling through the legislative instrument. Beside the budgetary allocation, the fund will complement the financial quest of the police and catering for so many areas that could not be accommodated in the budget.”
Chairman Community Policing Committee in Kano and district head of Albasu, Bashir Albasu had earlier raised concern on the current strength of police officers in Kano.
The retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (AIG), who made a case for additional deployment to the state, posited that Kano was not adequately fortified compared to the present population and challenges of security.
While soliciting the consideration of his request, the traditional head wanted the government to strengthen the system of community policing to complement efforts of the Federal security forces.
Earlier, the state Commissioner of Police, Habu Sani said the Police had recorded tremendous successes amidst challenges and difficult terrain in the ongoing year.
The CP revealed that Kano command under his watch had decimated series of criminal acts including kidnapping, rape, culpable homicide robbery while hundreds of dangerous weapons recovered as well as thousands of tons of illicit substances intercepted.
He explained the award night was organized to appreciate the contributions of individuals and corporate organizations who had contributed to the success of the police in Kano in the last 12 months.