Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has disclosed that the State remains the safest in the country because of the measures taken to safeguard it.
Ganduje disclosed this at the State House in Abuja after meeting with President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari.
He also expressed worry over the rising insecurity around the country, including the weekend’s attack on Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom.
“All what I know as of today is that Kano is the most peaceful state in the federation and this is not by chance, there must be some security measures that we have taken, like full cooperation among the security agencies in Kano State. We introduced the command and control centre; the CCTV where we are viewing the whole Metropolitan Kano, we have the most powerful tracker vehicle, equipment in Kano,” he said.
He further explained how his government subtly built a military base in the State forest to prevent its occupation by suspected bandits.
“Falgore Forest where bandits usually inhabit, we said no, not in Kano State. We established a military training ground in Falgore Forest and therefore bandits cannot inhabit it. Our border with Kaduna, we have a forest and where we are establishing ruga programme, we discussed with nomadic Fulani, they agreed to be settled there. In fact, other Fulani are even coming.
“In conjunction with Islamic Bank, we’re building dam, artificial insemination centre, veterinary clinic, school for their children and all what it takes to form a settlement, we’re doing that,“ he said.
According to him, Kano further established a security training institute where young men and women were trained for community policing.
“Even yesterday, I graduated 200, while 500 are under training there, with the advice of the security agencies in Kano.
“So all these efforts are in order to keep Kano in the peace, apart from other policies in education, free and compulsory education, reforming the Almajiri system, what we have done to the health sector, and so many other things. But this one is left for the people to say”, he said.
The governor said the Kano State government is constructing a world-class three-level road interchange, to be named after President Buhari, in appreciation of his commitment to Kano’s infrastructure development.
He stressed that the interchange, consisting of flyover, bridge and underpass, which is sited within Metropolitan Kano, became necessary because of the fast growing population of the city, a situation brought about by the insecurity in the northern regions of the country.
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