By Sunday John, Lafia.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Wednesday in Lafia distributed 42 operational vehicles to various security agencies in the state.
The governor, at the handing over ceremony, said the gesture was part of the state government’s sustained support to the security agencies.
Sule said that security was one of the topmost priorities of his administration, adding that this explained why he had continued to distribute vehicles to the security agencies, in addition to providing other logistics support.
He listed the security agencies that benefited from the support as Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Army, Nigeria Air Force, Department of State Services, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Others include unconventional security outfits – hunters and Vigilance group of Nigeria.
The governor said that no support could be deemed to be too much for the security agencies, considering their roles in safeguarding the people of the state.
He explained that the donated vehicles were specially modelled for security operations, as they could access the hinterlands and other difficult terrains to combat insecurity across the state.
Sule also extended same gesture to religious bodies such as the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Jama’atu Nasir Islam (JNI) as well as some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to improve their operations.
He noted that since his assumption of office, the state government had so far distributed 129 vehicles and motorcycles to security agencies and other bodies.
Responding on behalf of the security agencies, the Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State, Mr Adesina Soyemi, expressed gratitude to the governor for the gesture.
Soyemi, represented by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Shehu Nadada, promised that the security agencies would continue to carry out their duties professionally to keep the state safe.
He appealed to members of the public to always volunteer useful information to security agencies promptly, so as to enable the agencies to tackle incidents of crime and criminality in the state efficiently.