Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has expressed utmost appreciation and gratitude to top Government functionaries and Security Chiefs in the state for their diligence and unwavering dedication to the service of the State.
The Governor was particularly appreciative of the doggedness of the Security Personnel in the fight against banditry and other forms of criminality in the state.
Bagudu made the commendation in Government House, Birnin Kebbi, at the Ramadan Breakfast (Iftar), while playing host to the Speaker, Kebbi State House of Assembly, State Chief Judge, top Civil Servants and APC starlwarts, including Security Chiefs, on Sunday.
The Governor acknowledged and appreciated the cordial working relationship between all tiers of Government, the cooperation from members of the State House of Assembly and the Judiciary, as very supportive to his administration”s quest for the unity,peace and development of the State.
He commended Security Chiefs and their Personnel in making sure that the state is always safe from the fangs of criminals.
” I also recognise the sacrifice and resilience of our patriotic security Personnel in the efforts to protect our state.
” The Army, the Police, the Civil Defence, the Correctional Service, the Immigration, Customs and all Security agents, including the Vigilantes, must be commended in their ceaseless efforts of keeping our state safe and providing security,” he averred.
Governor Bagudu also recalled and lamented how some soldiers and policemen were killed, while on duty, in Zuru Emirate, by ferrocious bandits.
” Even those security personnel who are not on the field of duty, their lives are constantly at risk,” he said.
Bagudu used the occasion to thank God for easing the Coronavirus pandemic, with all the measures put in place to curtail the spread of the disease.
The Chairman, Progressives Governors’ Forum said that,even though the scourge of the pandemic was still around, it has eased down even before commencement of the vaccination exercise .
He averred,’ ‘ Records from the Ministry of Health indicated that people being infected are gradually reducing as evident from their test results.”
Those who attended the Ramadan Iftar were the Kebbi State Deputy-Governor, retired Colonel Sama’ila Yombe Dabai, Speaker, House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sama’ila AbdulMumini Kamba, Chief of Staff Government House, Alhaji Sulaiman Muhammad Argungu (Jarman Kabi), the Chief Judge of Kebbi State, Justice Sulaiman Muhammad Argungu, the SSG, Babale Umar Yauri, Acting Head of Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba Bena, Members of the State APC Caretaker Committee, Deputy Commissioner of Police and the Director, State Security Services.
Others were Commissioners, Special Advisers, Members of the House of Assembly, High Court Judges, Khadis, Permanent Secretaries, as well as Heads of Security Agencies.
Shortly after, the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Abubakar Chika Ladan commended the Governor for affording them the opportunity to have Ramadan Iftar, breaking of the fasting with him.
He described the gesture as the one that could create harmonious working relationship and pledged their loyalty to the Government, while appealing to people of the State to remain steadfast in prayers, for peace and God’s bounties.