Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago has advised the people of Kagara Emirate to be more security conscious by restricting their movement to allow the security operatives to carry out their national assignment.
The governor gave the advice when he paid Sallah homage to the Emir of Kagara, Mallam Ahmed Garba Gunna ll at his palace in Kagara as he rounded up his emirate tour.
Bago noted that the Emirate has been affected by banditry attacks and that the restriction of movement would help the security operatives in combating the menace.
According to him, “A lot of our rural dwellers do a lot of occupation in the hinterland and you find them gathering for weddings and on market days which is not very good for this situation as it affects security surveillance and operation.
“So we are encouraging them to restrict their movement unless it is very necessary they should remain within their enclaves so that bushes can also be cleared.”
The governor also said that his administration will ensure the construction of a dual carriageway in Kagara, in line with his urban renewal policy, and also ensure the reconstruction of the Minna/Tegina road.
He, therefore, encouraged farmers to take advantage of the fertilizers government will provide at subsidised rates to engage in farming activities.
Earlier, the Emir of Kagara Mallam Ahmed Garba Gunna II appreciated the governor for his efforts so far in ensuring that the people of the emirate enjoyed relative peace which made them observe Durbar during the Eid celebration.
The Emir of Kagara also disclosed that each of the traditional title holders in the emirate has acquired at least one hectare of land to engage in agricultural activities following the strategies evolved by the present administration to promote national policy on food security.
Highpoint of the visit was the conferment of the traditional title of Gorozon Kagara on the governor and the presentation of instruments of power to him.
Twelve others were also conferred with traditional titles while Bago gave letters of appointment to the member representing Shiroro/ Rafi/Munya federal constituency, Ismaila Madibo as Kogunan Kagara, Yahaya Garba Gunna and Alh. Ahmadu Salihu Tanko as Sadaukin Kagara and Tafarkin Kagara respectively.
Among the Governor’s entourage were his Deputy, Comrade Yakubu Garba, Chief of Staff, Alh. Abdullahi Usman Gbatamangi, Speaker Niger State House of Assembly, Hon Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji, some government officials and APC stalwarts in the state.
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