The Nigeria Police has approved the sitting of Area Commands Headquarters for Bukuru and Pankshin in order to beef up more security in Plateau State.
Revealing this yesterday to Governor Simon Bako Lalong during a visit, at the Government House, Rayfield, Jos, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Finance and Administration, Shaibu Gambo said the reason for the creation of two additional Area commands was to strengthen the security situation in the state for optimal result.
He thanked the Governor his support and co-operation not only to the Police, but to all the security Agencies in the state.
According to him, the police cannot function without effective communication and co-operation of the people and the Government adding that, without the full assistance and co-operation of the state governments, the Federal Government cannot fully fund the handle policing alone.
The DIG further urged the Governor to refurbish the earlier constructed Mopol barracks in Kadarko, Wase Local Government Area so that, the Police can take custody of the barracks adding that the police would also site a second squadron in Shendam.
DIG Garuba also pleaded for assistance for the police staff college Jos, by procuring vehicle to help in patrolling even as he urged the state government to assist in fueling the existing vehicles the police in the state were using as funds allotted to the police by the Federal Government cannot cater for all its logistic problems.
He also said, the police was desirous of building low cost Housing estate for its retiring personnel’s in the state, and urged the Governor to help in that regard with land including certificate of occupancy for that purpose.
In his remarks, Governor Simon Bako Lalong applauded the Inspector General for his co-operation in respect of the past security challenges in the state saying since inception of the present Administration in the state in last two years, in has witnessed peace, which made it to celebrated two years of peaceful co-existence in the state with a carnival.
Governor Lalong said would ensure that the regular payment of salaries of state civil servants within limited resources to continue to help the police towards discharging its duties of policing in the state.
In another development, Governor Simon Bako Lalong has been presented with a quarterly Newspaper of the Abuja Liaison office named Rockland Explore designed to show case the rich culture tourism endowment and investment potentials of the state to the outside world, especially Foreign Missions, Federal establishments among other organisation.
Speaking during the occasion, the liaison officer, Pius Yenshi, said, the liaison office decided to embark on the production of the quarterly publication due to the high demand of the potentials of the states in Abuja.
He also said, the liaison office was having discussion with airline operators willing to fly from Abuja to Jos.
Responding, Governor Lalong urged Government establishments to start thinking out of the box to improve not only the revenue of the state but to attract investors to the state.
He said, despite little funding of the liaison office, they were able to add value to the state.
– The Nigerian Standard