I will make Kogi a nightmare for Criminals, Governor boasts

Governor Ahmed Ododo of Kogi, has vowed that his Administration would flush out all criminal elements in the State.
Ododo said this on Friday in Lokoja during the Passing out Parade of 132 Rank and File of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Represented by the State Security Adviser, Jerry Omodara, the Governor said there had been fight back by criminals since January 27 when his Administration came on board.

“Security is work in progress. Now that there is a new Government, we have realised that there is a fight back by criminals but we have a solid foundation as far as Security is concern in Kogi.

“That is the reason we quickly reviewed the Security Architecture of the State and every loopholes we needed to plug.

“We are already sniffing them out. We have issues of almost three kidnapped cases simultaneously along Obajana-Kabba Road that almost gave us another bad name.
“I can assure you today that the State has tackled them very well; we are determined to flush out criminals from our dear Dtate,” Ododo said,

The Governor promised his continued support for the Security Agencies, and urged them to work in synergy to ensure that Kogi remained safe.

Ododo assured of his determination to not only sustain the Foundation of Security Architecture inherited from the previous Government but also to improve on it.

He restated his commitment to continue to invest heavily on Technology and Human Intelligence, saying, “when we have the Security working as one body you will discover that we will achieve results.

“Insecurity is Community-based. We have also involved Security at the Grassroots

“We are carrying the Hunters along and reviewing the Kogi State Vigilante activities. We are bringing them to be a serious Fighting Force to make sure Kogi is kept safe”.

He commended the NSCDC Personnel for their role in protecting Lives and Properties in the Country and implored them to do more for the unity of Nigeria as a Nation.
Earlier, the NSCDC Commandant in Kogi, Paul Igwebuike, commended the Corps’s Commandant-General, Abubakar Audi, on his Policies in rejigging NSCDC, saying it has yielded positive results.

The State Commandant advised the newly recruited Officers to serve their Fatherland with sincerity to the Nation.

I will make Kogi a nightmare for Criminals, Governor boasts

Tinubu's emergence as Nigeria's President ordained by God, says Shettima

Vice President Kashim Shettima says the emergence of Bola Tinubu as President is not by chance but a Divine blessing base on purity of his heart.

Shettima stated this on Friday when he hosted a Delegation of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) on a Courtesy Visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

”The Road that led to the Tinubu Presidency did not happen by chance. This is a man whose trajectory is characterised by making sacrifices for the good of the Nation.

“The President’s success is a Divine blessing which is a reward for the purity of his heart,” he said.

Shettima emphasised the need for Leaders to invest in building bridges, stressing that Tinubu’s contributions in providing an alternative Platform for the Nigerian Political System could not be underrated.

”President Tinubu made sacrifices and built bridges. He was a veritable sanctuary for Victims of Political witch hunts.

”When other Governors were struggling to have a Seat at the Dining Table with former President Olusegun Obasanjo way back then, he provided an alternative Platform for the Nigerian Political system,” he said.

Shettima therefore urged Nigerians that, the President not being a Leader by accident, they should be patient with him as he piloted the affairs of the Country to success.

Shettima urged the newly appointed Board of NCPC to demonstrate unwavering devotion to duty.

He reminded the Board Members of the importance of Religious commitment in addressing the challenges facing the Nation.

”All of you here were picked because of your Religious Devotion. We cannot condone what is taking place in the System.

”We must all strive to make a positive impact to attain the Nigeria of our dreams,” he said.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary of NCPC, Stephen Adegbite, expressed gratitude to President Tinubu for the opportunity given to them to serve on the Board.

He also commended the Vice President’s exceptional Leadership, recounting instances of support for the Church and efforts to foster peace and harmony in Borno State.

“Your antecedent and what we have known about you are immense.

“When we came to Maiduguri, Borno State, I was the Director of National Issues and Social Welfare at the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

“The then CAN Chairman in Borno State said to us that they had an exceptional Governor, who supported Christians and rebuilt Churches destroyed by Boko Haram,” he said.

He added that Vice President Shettima stood with the Church and ensured that there was peace and harmony in the Church in Nigeria and with People of other Faith.

Adegbite also noted that the Commission’s Role goes beyond Pilgrimage as it extended to ensuring a harmonious Environment for the Nation.

Tinubu's emergence as Nigeria's President ordained by God, says Shettima