Abuja - Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani
Bello, has urged local government chairpersons to brace up to the security
challenges in their regions.
He said as Chief Security Officers of their various local
governments, the leaders must liaise with security agencies and traditional
rulers to curtail various forms of criminality especially robbery and cattle
rustling in their locality.
“You must take steps to ensure that you have adequate
information on movement of people within your local government areas,” he told
the chairmen in a meeting with the chairmen in Minna.
“The era of allowing migrants to settle in communities
without adequate clearance is over.”
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Bello reminded the chairmen of the people's mandate in their
trust and urged them to use such mandate to better their local government
councils by embarking on projects that have direct relevance to the life of the
“You are already aware of the present economic situation in
the country, therefore, you must create more revenue sources and take advantage
of the existing ones to improve on the internally generated revenue as well as
block all loopholes and wastages,” he added.
The governor urged them to work with traditional rulers and
community elders to ensure that no migrant settle in their locality without
“I urge you to take advantage of revenue sources in your
local governments such as markets, motor parks and trailer parks,” said Bello.
- CAJ News