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Don’t let Nigeria become another Afghanistan – Governor Yahaya tasks security chiefs, experts



Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, on Friday, mentioned the unfolding occasions in Afghanistan and different international locations demand that authorities in Nigeria take proactive measures to stem any grave repercussions.

In an announcement on Thursday, by the Director-Basic (Press Affairs) Authorities Home Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, mentioned the Governor made the remark, whereas talking because the Particular Visitor of Honour, at a Roundtable Dialogue.

In keeping with him, the dialogue centred on the Safety State of affairs in Afghanistan: Implications for Nigeria and Africa, organized by Alumni Affiliation of the Nationwide Defence Faculty within the Nation’s capital.

The governor, who described the occasion as apt and well timed, famous that Nigeria and Afghanistan share plenty of traits, therefore what impacts the South Asian nation has penalties in Nigeria and Africa basically.

He mentioned the implications of the event in Afghanistan and different international locations the world over are worrisome and disturbing, particularly with the insecurity that’s difficult the material of Nigeria.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya noticed that presentation of papers and holding of roundtable discussions will not be sufficient however implementing the outcomes of the deliberations is what issues most.

In keeping with him, we’re good at organizing seminars and roundtable discussions however on the finish of the day no person implements the result of the deliberations


He subsequently, urged the organisers of the roundtable to see to it that the communique that will likely be issued on the finish of the engagement is applied to the later

The governor, who shared with individuals the Gombe State expertise, advocated for a powerful synergy among the many federal, states, native governments and different related stakeholders in order that problems with safety are nipped within the bud earlier than they snowball and get out of hand.

“I believe it’s expedient to share the expertise of Gombe State in order that collectively we are able to cross fertilize concepts; for certain being within the North East and within the centre of the area sharing boundaries with all of the remaining 5 States, Gombe could be very weak and it equally has the expertise of the attendant penalties of the displacement of individuals inside the subregion,” he additional mentioned.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya, nevertheless, remarked that previous to taking on as Governor, he arrange a safety transition committee that was saddled with the accountability of analysing the safety state of affairs with a view to offering a roadmap on how you can handle the safety structure within the state.

He defined that on coming into workplace, he established a ministry to take cost of inside safety and moral orientation being the primary of its sort because the creation of the State.

He mentioned the ministry coordinated between the state and safety businesses in addition to with conventional establishments and cultural organisations with a view to imbibing and sustaining the superb traditions embedded within the folks’s tradition.

“To this point, I can say we’re doing nicely regardless that Gombe is just not within the frontline however being within the center, it’s a transit route for weapons, strategic planning and even for distribution of illicit medicine in addition to different supplies wanted by the insurgents for them to function and we’re making frantic efforts at closing these gaps and ensuring that we curtail such nefarious actions and preserve the relative peace,” he additional mentioned

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