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State police will address insecurity in Nigeria – Gyang

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State police will address insecurity in Nigeria – Gyang

By Polycarp Auta

Senator Istifaus Gyang (PDP-Plateau) said the creation of a state police would help address a myriad of security challenges facing the country.

Gyang, representing the North Plateau senatorial district, said this Sunday during an interactive session with reporters in Vom, the state’s Jos South local government area.

He was in Vom for the inauguration of some projects executed by Representative Dachung Bagos, the legislator representing the federal constituency of Jos South / Jos East of the state.

He denounced the upsurge in killings and indiscriminate destruction of farmland and other property in his district.

The legislator therefore urged the federal government to take into account the public demand for the creation of a state police.

He also called on his colleagues in the National Assembly (NASS) to take advantage of the ongoing constitutional review to ensure the safety and well-being of Nigerians.

“The well-being and well-being of Nigerians is the primary responsibility and goal of governance.

“The insecurity in the North Plateau has become alarming and our people have survived by the grace of God.

“But to ensure the total safety of life and property in any part of this country today requires state police.

“This has been our position in the Plateau for a long time and due to the rise in insecurity, other regions of the country have joined us in calling for the creation of a state police.

“So I want to insist that the ongoing revision of the 1999 constitution address critical issues that will ensure the safety and well-being of the people by providing for the establishment of a state police,” Gyang said. .

He also called on government at all levels and security agencies to be proactive in their approach to end the growing security challenges.

Speaking on the projects through his NASS counterpart, Gyang congratulated Bagos on the success of the projects.

“What we are seeing today is the dividend of good representation and democracy and that is commendable.

“It will also encourage political participation and discourage the apathy of the voters at the base,” he said.

Earlier, Bagos said he was passionate about delivering democracy dividends to his constituents.

He said he would continue to attract projects that would have a direct impact on people’s lives.

“Our program is to ensure that after our 1,466 days in power, our presence is felt in the 10 districts that make up this constituency,” Bagos said.

He took advantage of the ceremony to give starter kits to 40 young women in the district, trained in sewing.

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the projects included a one-kilometer road, a culvert connecting the communities and a town hall, all built in the Vwang district in Jos South. (NAA)

(NAN)

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