Governor distributes 730 motorcycles to Security operatives, 26 vehicles to Commissioners

Governor distributes 730 motorcycles to Security operatives, 26 vehicles to Commissioners

Gov. Nasir Idris of Kebbi State has distributed 26 vehicles to his commissioners for official use.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the brand new vehicles distributed to the cabinet members comprised Hilux and Utility Jeeps, according to the taste of each commissioner with necessary customs duty duly paid.

Speaking at the occasion in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday, the governor however warned commissioners against making Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, their permanent abode without regular visits to their localities to interact with the people.

He cautioned them against cutting ties with rural dwellers for whatever reason, saying such visits will allow the commissioners to comprehend the needs of their locals and requirements for government’s attention.

The governor asked the commissioner to go round to keep in touch with his people and must be beneficial to them materially and otherwise, or risk sack.

Idris warned that: “No commissioner should sell his or her vehicle; they are for your official engagement to enable you move around to solve transport difficulty, especially travelling to your communities to interact with the populace, listen to their needs or problems and bring them toward for my attention and action.

“I have made it crystal clear that my administration is people oriented government of collective responsibility without the governor being a solitary play maker.”

The governor intimated the speaker of the state House of Assembly and other members present at the event that the government had also ordered for new official vehicles for the legislators were arriving Lagos for onward journey to Kebbi soon.

Afterwards, Gov. Idris also distributed 730 motorcycles to vigilantes to complement the operations of conventional security services in tackling security challenges.

The governor announced that 30 motorcycles had been provided to vigilantes in each of 16 local government areas of the state, while those serving in Birnin Kebbi, Argungu, Bagudo, Danko-Wasagu and Yauri received 50 motorcycles each.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the government recently presented operational vehicles to the Police, Army, the DSS as well as the Special Adviser on Security and the Vigilantes Commander to sharpen security surveillance, crime detection and control in the state. (NAN)

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