By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Peter Aruwan, on Monday expressed optimism that the present security challenges facing the state will soon be a thing of the past.
He expressed this when he was paid a courtesy call by the executives of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna Council at his office.
“We have security challenges in the State, but we will overcome it soon.
We will continue to partner with the media to move this State forward. The media is my constituency, one day I will return to the field to report news again. I am grateful to you for coming,” he said.
Speaking further, he disclosed that some interest persons in the state kicked against his appointment to head the ministry.
“There was a lot of apprehension when I was appointed. Some people said I am not a security expert, and that I am a journalist, why should I be appointed. But as a journalist, I am learning and will do my best, with the help of almighty God, we will achieve success with God on our side?” he said.
However, addressing executive members of NUJ, Aruwan said one does not need to be a security expert before attending to security issues.
Earlier, the NUJ Chairman, Comrade Adamu Yusuf, while presenting a letter of congratulations to Aruwan, expressed happiness over his appointment, saying, “You are our own, and that is why executive members of the council have come to facilitate with you. We wish you success”.
It would be recalled that the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Nasir el-Rufai had about a fortnight ago sworn in 13 commissioners, including Aruwan to head various ministries in the state.