Posted by Garba Ahmed, Kaduna | 26 April 2016 | 2,769 times
Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday handed over 51 patrol motorcycles to the police, army and other security agencies in the state to fight criminals.
Speaking during the commissioning of the motorcycles, El-Rufai said 35 of the motorcycles go to the Nigerian Police, two to the Nigerian Army, two to the Air Force, five to Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, two to Federal Road Safety Commission, and five to state security outfit codenamed ‘Operation Yaki’ headquarters.
He expressed gratitude to all the security agencies for keeping the state safe from criminals, and urged them to do more in order to completely rid the state of crimes.
The Governor said: “We are here to handover the patrol motorcycles that we promised Operation Yaki and other security agencies. We have taken time to procure the motorcycles because of our financial constraints, but I am happy that we are here to handover them, it is a promised obeyed.
He added: “On this note, it is my honour and privileges as the governor of the state, on behalf of the state executive council and the State Security Council to handover these 51 motorcycles to the security agencies.
“The motorcycles will be distributed as follows; 35 to the Nigerian police, 2 to the Nigerian Army, 2 to the Air Force, 5 to Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, 2 to Federal Road Safety, and 5 to operation Yaki headquarters.
“I hope and pray that these motorcycles will help the security agencies in carrying out their duties.
“We will continue as the State government despite of our financial constraints to support our security agencies to restore law and order in Kaduna State.
“I want to commend them for all the works that they have been doing, I want to thank the former Commissioner of police who had worked very hard to keep Kaduna State safer.”
Responding on behalf of other security agencies, the State commissioner of Police, Adamu Ibrahim, thanked the State governor for the donation, promising to use the motorcycles for the purposes which they are meant for.
Ibrahim said: “We wish to thank the state government and the executive governor of the State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai for the generous donation made to various security agencies in the State.
“I also want to pledge that we will judiciously use and ensure the motorcycles are used for the security and safety of the state, I assure you that they will be used for the purposes for which they are provided.”
•Photo shows Governor El-Rufai.
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