…Ganduje plans security skills acquisition for 5,000 officers

Kano State government says it would train 4,800 youths from the 44 local governments across the state, on community policing skills.

The state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, disclosed this during the Passing-Out of some trained youths as well as in-take of new trainees at the Kano State Corporate Security Institute, Gabasawa, Kano, Sunday.

Out of the 4,800 prospective trainees, 150 will come from each of the metropolitan local governments and 100 from each of other local governments outside metropolis.

Ganduje said- “We just have to be up and doing in making sure we put all our hands on deck for safer Kano and Nigeria.

“Apart from 4,800 who will be trained from the 44 local government areas, the over 5,000 personnel of the State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) will also be trained here in batches in this Institute. We are doing this to improve upon our performance in community policing strategy,” he assured.

According to Ganduje- “The state puts special consideration on community policing,” adding that it was for that reason that it established Community Policing Committee at all levels, from community level to Ward level to local government level and to state level.

“And above them all, we have Expanded Security Committee, which comprises of the Commissioner of Police, Director Department of State Security and heads of other security agencies, among others,” the Governor stated.

At the event, 500 KAROTA personnel and 230 Corporate Security trainees were included in the Passing-Out ceremony and welcoming of new intakes.

Governor Ganduje called for discipline and commitment from those who completed their training exercises, adding that, “We need to understand that, security of our society needs coherent intelligence gathering, intellect, commitment and patriotism.”

In his remarks the Director General of the Gabasawa Security Institute a retired Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Isma’ila Tanko Wudilawa, commended the state government for being committed to the security of the state.

He assured that, “Your Excellency Sir, we are very grateful for your continued commitment towards making this Institute accept its name rightly. We are assuring the governor that we will not relent in making a successful community policing a reality.”

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