Kebbi Flood: Rep, Invest N10m in Evacuation of Drainages

Member, Federal House of Representative Hon. Bashir Mutawale has expanded over N10m on the evacuation of drainages across the Arugungu town.

Addressing journalists at the weekend, the Federal Lawmaker said that after witnessing the flood that submerged houses last week, and seek for the professional advised on how to stop the flood, he now decided to find lasting solutions to the problems by employing youths to start evacuating the drainages and rent some trucks that will packed the waste.

He added that the dumping of refuges had blocked all the movement of the rains in the area which caused the flood and submerged some houses, urging people not to be dumping any waste in the culvert in order to allow free flow of waters.

The Federal lawmaker who is representing Arugungu and Augie Federal Constituency in Kebbi State, also said 150 youths have been trained on the danger of drugs and alcohol Consumptions adding that another second batch is also ongoing in order to make them to be self employed.

He explained further that the training which was in collaboration with the NDLEA and NGOs is to rehabilitate all the political thugs that are been on drugs and alcohol Consumptions in the area.

“I want to ensure that all of them have been engaged in doing one or two things, and they will be settled with money and other equipments such as Tailoring machine,l and others” he added.

The Federal lawmaker appealed to the other stakeholders to complement Government efforts in assisting the people of communities by supporting and empowering the youths and also provide more jobs opportunities to them.

He then called on the social media people to collaborated with the conventional media for the benefit of the peace in the country.

He expressed dismay with the way and manner some social media posted their news without balancing, saying “is good they should be alliance with the conventional media and also they should be trained on how to used the news or practice the profession, most of their acts is unconstitutional.”

Policing is Easier with well Organized Community, says Sabon Tasha DPO

Commends Unity in Sabo GRA Community

If communities are well organised, it makes the job of the police in checking criminal activities

According to a statement signed by the Executive Public Relations Officer (EPRO) Tsaunin Kura Residents Association (Sabo GRA), Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sabon Tasha Division, Nigeria Police Force, Paul Timbushi stated this when he received executives of the Tsaunin Kura Residents Association (Sabon Tasha GRA) on a courtesy call in his office on Saturday July 18, 2020.

“When communities are organised, it lessens our job. That is why we have community policing.

“We advise people that whenever you have an information, you don’t just hand it over, you approach the DPO, DCO so you can have confidentiality.

“The lesser ranks might not know this, not that they meant harm, but they ignorantly divulge such information,” he said.

He assured members of the community that the Police is solidly behind them and would collaborate with them in ensuring a secured environment.

He advised the community to ensure Okada operatves that operate in the area are registered and documented for easy tracking.

He explained that it would make it difficult for non registered or criminally motivated members to operate in the community.

On vigilante, he said the police forms it jointly with communities.

“We cede it to the community to nominate those without questionable characters to safe guard you. You will do the nomination and bring for us, then we will screen. We cannot work o isolation.

“If we get it right, the community will be better of. You will not hear of house breaking or other petty crime,” he said.

He commended the community for being united.

“What you are about doing is a laudable idea. We welcome it and will give you all the necessary support,” he added.

Earlier, President General of Sabo GRA Residents, Comrade Silas Adamu told the DPO that they were at his office on a familiarisation visit.

He commended the police for the role it plays in ensuring peace in the society.

“We hope to partner you in ensuring our community is better secured,” he added.

Those that accompanied the President General on the visit were; Vice President General, Mr. Joseph Onoja, Assistant Secretary, Patrick Fumen, Treasurer, Jonah Silas, Financial Secretary, Appolos Shinkut, Youth Leader, Jonah Adua Kure, Welfare Secretary, Cletus Ogbonna, Auditor Emmanuel Zuahu and Executive PRO, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson.