By David Dari
A passionate appeal has gone to both the federal and state governments on the need to boost the security architecture of Toto Local Government Area with a view to guaranteeing the safety of the people and boost their socio-economic activities.
The Executive Chairman of Toto Local Government Council of Nasarawa State Prince Nuhu Dauda made the passionate plea while speaking with newsmen in his office during the week about the efforts being made by his administration to enhance peace and security of his area and people as a deliberate attempt to make their lives meaningful.
He disclosed that when his administration came on board, it made the provision of security as its top most priority as such it was able to secure the complementary support of various security outfits like the Police, Army as well as the local vigilante groups and other stakeholders who collectively worked together to ensure that security in the area is adequately fortified.
The Chairman who expressed the delight that with the improvement of security in the area through the establishment of various formations (security outfits) reason why some potential investors are indicating their interest to come to the area and a situation he described as a welcome development.
While expressing his gratitude to both the state and federal governments for their support in that regards, he however stated that just as the ‘Oliver Twist’ who always ask for more they are still looking forward for more support to enable them fortify and fully guarantee the peace and security of their people.
Prince Dauda who specifically thanked the various security personnel working in the area days and nights to protect the lives and properties of the people, assured them of his administration’s continued support and co-operations to enable them succeed in tracking all the undesirable elements in the area.
He noted with satisfaction that both their efforts have yielded significant results as cases of kidnapping, vandalism, theft and many other crimes in the area have dropped significantly adding that the efforts made by his administration in making overtunes to many groups like the Miyetti Allah (Fulani Socio-cultural Association) have produced a good results as their leaders have also co-operated and join the fight against criminal elements especially those amongst them.
To the people of the area, the Chairman urged them to continue to remain peaceful and law abiding to the constituted authorities with a view to attract more developmental programme projects as well as patronage to make their lives more meaningful.
On its parts, the Chairman re-assured that his administration would contribute to live up to its campaign promises to the best of its abilities by initiating and executing meaningful development programmes and projects within the available resources at its disposal.
The Chairman then commended the Nasarawa State Government under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Sule for the various developmental strides it has embarked upon especially in the areas of education, security, health care services among others, assuring that this administration and the people of the area would continue to give it all the necessary support and co-operations to enable it succeed in the task ahead .