By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Wednesday said a lot of problems will be solved if Nigeria can move away from indigeneship and focus on what each citizen of the country can contribute to move the country forward.
The Governor expressed this when he received Participants of the Senior Executive Course, (Course 40) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, (NIPSS) Kuru who came on a courtesy visit to Government House in Kaduna.
According to him, Kaduna State has suffered ethnic groups crisis and religious uprising in the past years, all ethnics group in Nigeria lived in Kaduna and settled in the state, but the introduction of indigenes and settlers led people to move away from the state.
He disclosed that, in the next upper years the state will be digitalized to captured every citizens in the state, and have spends 15 to 16,000 billions on security.
Elrufai explained 20,000 additional police will be added to support insecurity, apart from salaries of police, the state government is spending funds to maintained the police, equipped and assist them in the area of security in the state.
Kaduna state is considered as one the peaceful settlers in the state hence the state is working on the security challenge in Birnin Gwari, to secure lives and properties of its residents.
On the issue of Sarasuka, the state government has make every effort to tackle the issues as many of them involved in hard drugs and have no value for human life, the militias are doing their best from restrictions of youths from attacks.
He described the state as a peaceful state, hence you find every ethnic groups in the country who live and invest in the state as the state government priority is to ensure that its residents lives and properties are secured.
He commended them on the mandate given to them by President Muhammadu Buhari to work on a study tour on Community Policing in the state.
In a remark, the leader of the delegation, the Participants of the NIPSS Senior Executive Course, Acting Director General, Professor Jonathan Mela Jumah said they were in Kaduna on a study tour on Community Policing.
According to him, they are to make research in particular reference of policy and strategy ways of ensuring peace and tranquility in the country.
He commended the Kaduna State Government for its consistency in Security Council meetings and reports which have been of great help to NIPSS.