By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has assured that his administration will utilise the three digital emergency call centres provided by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to end banditry activities in the state.
A statement by the Director General, Media Public Enlightenment and Communications, Mal Yusuf Idris Gusau said Governor Matawalle gave the assurance when he visited the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr (Sheik) Ali Isa Pantami at his office in Abuja on Wednesday.
The governor said his administration is determined to fully utilise the digital emergency call centers to ensure that the purposes to which they were established are achieved.
Matawalle said technology plays very vital role in securing societies globally and therefore his adminstration has resolved to utilise all the centres constructed in the state in order to curb banditry activities and other criminalityin the state.
“With proper utilization of the new system, the country will return to its old glory of peaceful coexistence where every citizen will live peacefully with one another irrespective of tribe or region,* he said.
The governor added that the centres will in addition create job opportunities for the teeming youth ICT applicants and designers in the state.
Matawalle commended the minister’s support in the ongoing fight against banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling.
Responding, the Minister Sheik Ali Isa Pantami said all the centres provided in Zamfara state which will soon go into full operation are specially for security and employment purposes.
Pantami commended the proactive posture of Governor Matawalle in tackling insecurity and government’s development drive of moving Zamfara State forward
The minister said the request made by the governor last year has been included and approved in the 2021 budget.
Matawalle was accompanied by All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Aminu Sani Jaji and the Principal Private Secretary (PPS) Lawal Umar Maradun among others