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State Police: NHFSS Seeks Presidential Assent To Its Bill

todayFebruary 19, 2024 23

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The Commander General of the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service, NHFSS, Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin has described the recent directive to State Governors on the creation of State Police as a welcomed development aimed at addressing the nation’s security challenges.

Ambassador Osatimehin stated this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on the need for President Bola Tinubu to assent the NHFSS Bill before him.

According to him, the establishment of State Police is long overdue to enable the country effectively tackle banditry, terrorism, kidnapping and other crimes detrimental to national peace and development.

“I want to sincerely commend our dear President, Bola Tinubu for asking State Governors during his meeting with them last week at the State House to establish State Police towards complimenting the efforts of Federal Government in bringing insecurity to an end in Nigeria and this the NHFSS strongly support because it is long overdue and we in NHFSS will also do our best in working with the State Police when established to effectively protect our people and safe the country from bad elements who have been terrorizing us over the years” the Commander General emphasized.

He stressed the need for the Government to equally incorporate NHFSS in its Forest Ranger strategy of overcoming insecurity through ridding the nation’s forest of criminals and safeguarding the territorial integrity of Nigeria.

The Commander General also emphasized the need for President Bola Tinubu to assent to the NHFSS Bill before him towards realizing his renewed hope agenda in the area of security and further strengthen the nation’s security apparatus.

While commending the Ebonyi State Government for employing two thousand six hundred youths into the activities of the State’s Command of NHFSS, Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin advised other State Governments to effectively collaborate with the Service by strengthening its Officers and Men for Forest Rangers towards protecting lives and property of their people.

The action of Governor of Ebonyi State, Honourable Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru is highly commendable by giving two thousand six hundred youths in the State jobs in Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service, NHFSS, Ebonyi State Command and this we believe will go a long way in reducing unemployment among the youths and also assist the Government in addressing all forms of insecurity in Ebonyi” Ambassador Osatimehin stated.

He explained that NHFSS with its Commands at Federal, State and Local Government levels has the capacity to combat insecurity nationwide.

The Commander General who stated that the Service had over the years been complementing the efforts of other formal security agencies added that NHFSS would not relent in supporting President Bola Tinubu’s led administration in achieving his renewed hope agenda in the area of security for all Nigerians.

Mathew Ayoola, Edited By Grace Namiji

Written by: Editorial Team

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