*Re-introduces Security Communication Centre
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has restated the commitment of his administration to empower repentant youth for them to be re-integrated into the society and become self reliant for the betterment of their future.
According to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the governor made this known on Tuesday at Sani Abacha Stadium during a hangout event with 222 repentant thugs organized by Kano State Police Command in collaboration with Aminu Garba Magashi (AMG) Foundation.
According to the governor, plans have been made for the repentant empowerment through skills acquisition and education and for those willing to further their education, will enjoy scholarship and sponsorship from the government and those who want acquire skills or go to legitimate businesses, would receive the full support of the state government.
Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf expressed happiness that what happened is a clear testimony that Kano has regained its lost glory as a haven for human development and it also showcased the effort of the State government to ensure security of lives and property, a situation that will make investors to feel free to partner with the government for mutual benefits and socio-economic development.
He commended the efforts of the State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel for organising the training of the repentant out of which 50 are constabulary volunteers who were selected from the crime prone local government areas of Fagge, Gwale, Dala, Nassarawa, Ungogo and Kano Municipal.
The governor added that apart from provision of the needed logistics, a security Communication center was re-established that was established during the administration of His Excellency, Senator,Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso but was abandoned and vandalized by the immediate-past administration.
“The centre was established to serve as a Quick Response Centre (QRC)that was designed and equipped with modern Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras and manned by various security personnel and it was covering ten identified locations in the metropolis.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that abandement of this very facility contributed largely to the rising spate of phone Snatching and other violent crimes that took the tolls on our streets become we came in on May 29, 2023,” explained the governor.
Kano State Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammad Usaini Gumel said adopting community policy approach in reducing crimes greatly assist in tackling the spate of crimes in the state, called on all to show the repentant sense of belonging and engage them in life changing programs.
CP Gumel tasked the repentant to remain steadfast and committed in their engagements pledging to open his door always for advice and guidance whenever the the need arises for them to forge ahead.
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero expressed delight as the teaming youth had change for the better and urged them to seek for knowledge and conduct their lives in the right path and commended the efforts of the state government of reducing crimes in the State.
Earlier, the chairman of AMG foundation, Dr Aminu Garba Magashi said youth are the greatest asset of any society that needs to be supported, guided and make investment in their lives for peace, stability and prosperity.