Gov Abdullahi Ganduje has constructed new police divisions worth N400 million in various parts of Kano State to strengthen security network for the safeguard of the life and property.
This is contained in a statement signed by Ameen Yassar, the Director-General, Media and Publicity to the Governor and made available to The Renaissance on Monday in Lagos,
According to the statement, the projects include two Area Commands at Court Road in Tarauni Local Government and Tudun Wada in Tudun Wada Local Government area at the cost of N123,364,230.
Other projects are a Police station at Panshekara in Kumbotso Local Government at N59,589,240 and two Police stations at Rijiyar Zaki and Zango respectively in Ungoggo Local Government costing N101,841,438. 50.
Another Police station at Court road in Tarauni Local Government and a Fire Brigade outpost at Dakata in Ungoggo Local Government cost N71,626,643.58.
The government is also constructing a Police station at Ganduje town in Dawakin Tofa Local Government area with 12 residential quarters in Kano metropolis.
Ganduje announced all these during the foundation laying of the Area Command and an adjacent Police station at Court Road, Tarauni Local Government in the state at the weekend.
At the occasion, which was attended by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, the governor explained that “the move is an attempt to step up investment in security so as to protect lives and property.
“A few months back, we also provided the Nigeria Police, Kano State Command with vehicles and gadgets to enable them to cope with the challenge of tackling criminal activities in the state”.
The governor commended the command for being up and doing in the discharge of its responsibilities, promising to assist it whenever the need arise, in view of the strategic nature of its job.
On his part, Idris expressed happiness that Kano was doing very well in terms of encouraging the Police to discharge its responsibilities of protecting lives and property.
He pointed out that he had visited the state recently to commission projects executed for them by the Ganduje administration.
“Kano is now a model for other states to follow in terms of support to the Police,” the IGP noted, promising that his officers and men would remain resilient in tackling criminality across the country.
By Our Correspondent