- …police commends Gov for spearheading modern policing
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has on Friday inaugurated State Community Policing Advisory Committee.
In a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS on Friday and signed the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ganduje, Malam Abba Anwar, said that development followed Governor Ganduje’s commitment to further strengthen modern policing strategy, amid COVID-19 global crisis, for an enhanced security of the state.
The event was held at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano, Friday, in the presence of the Inspector General of Police, Emir of Kano, many other security chiefs and other experts among the stakeholders, who put their weights behind the newly inaugurated committees by the governor.
He said “We want engage our communities in protecting ourselves and prevent our communities from crime and criminalities. There is no better time to do this than now.”
Two committees were inaugurated, State Community Policing Advisory Committee and State Community Policing Committee, explaining that, “The State Advisory Committee is chaired by His Highness, Kano Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero. This committee will be giving us advice on how to come about the issue of security in the state.”
While the second committee, that is State Community Policing Committee, is chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Balarabe Sule, and “…will be at the State Police Headquarters. Be manned directly from the Police headquarters in the state.”
“As we are inaugurating these two committees, the other committee which is State Community Policing Implementation Committee, will be inaugurated later. Which will shoulder the responsibility of implementing the community policing strategy,” he said.
The governor explained that the Implementation Committee would consist of Ward Heads, Village Heads, and other community leaders. Arguing further that, with the participation of people at the grassroots the system would be strengthened and become more effective.
“We urge people to cooperate with the security agencies in providing them with useful information. Because it is the people of the community who know criminals among them.
They know themselves, they know what individuals do for a living, they know the location of all criminals living with them. It may surprise you to know that they also know even the potential criminals among them,” says governor Ganduje.
In his remarks the Inspector General of Police, who was ably represented by the Deputy Inspector General, (DIG) Andul Dahiru Danwawu (mni), commended governor Ganduje for his concern and commitment to the community policing, which resulted in making Kano one of the safest and secured states in the federation.
Urging public to fully understand the importance of shifting from traditional policing to modern community policing, emphasising that, “Community policing is a veritable tool for effective policing.”
Assured that all registered groups that are in place for helping security agencies in securing the state would be involved in the new process.
Emir Bayero, Chairman of the State Community Policing Advisory Committee assured the state government of full support and unrelenting commitment from the traditional institution in all the five Emirates of the state.”
Acknowledging that, “The state government, courtesy His Excellency is doing very well in securing our dear state. It is important for all the stakeholders to know that our Emirates will do everything possible to secure our society in the best way we can, through good partnership with the security agencies and our communities.
He urged people to always support government effort in security lives and properties. Insisting that all hands must be on deck, for the community policing mechanism to work effectively and efficiently.
Commissioner of Police, Kano Command CP Habu A. Sani psc, appreciates “…the efforts of His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, Khadimul Islam, for giving first priority to security issue in the state.
And for spearheading the development of community policing to the grassroots in the state. The serene and peaceful atmosphere we are enjoying in the state today is as a result of your dogged effort as the Chief Security Officer of the State.
I also thank the good people of Kano state, for their support, understanding, cooperation and obedience especially at this time of pandemic COVID-19.”