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Kebbi needs more support from traditional institution on security, says Bagudu

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[FILES] Bagudu. Photo: NigeriaHP


NUP lauds gov for releasing N3b to retirees

Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State has sought more collaboration from traditional rulers and the security agencies to combat the myriad security challenges in the state.

While sympathising with the people of Zuru Emirate, yesterday, on the recent attack in some villages, the governor noted the need for the government to work with the traditional institution and security agents to curb security problems in the area.

Such collaboration, according to him, is the only guarantee for sustainable peace and unity across Kebbi and Nigeria, as a whole. He wondered how the security challenges, which were hitherto unheard of in the state, were rearing their ugly heads.

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Earlier, the Emir of Zuru, Alhaji Sani Sami, Gomo II, had acknowledged the visit, especially in their trying period. He described the attack on Munhaye village and other incidents in the area as unfortunate.

MEANWHILE, the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Kebbi has commended Bagudu for releasing N3 billion for the payment of their retirement benefits.
Speaking to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi at the weekend, secretary of the union, Ibrahim Mohammed, said the money would go a long way in reducing the suffering of the pensioners in the state. He lamented that the pensioners had, for more than three years, not enjoyed their retirement benefits.

“I know what our people are undergoing; they are seriously in need of financial help. Some cannot even feed well. We thank him (Bagudu) and God bless him,” he added.

Mohammed urged the governor to release more fund to enable retirees to enjoy their old age.

“We appeal to you to support our members and make life easier for them. Some have died due to the delay in the payment of their benefits,” he said.

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