The Kogi State ALGON Chairman and Executive Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Council,Hon. Taufiq Isa has in strong term sympathized with the Commissioner for Environment,Hon. Victor Adewale Omofaiye and some travellers on the recent attack/kidnap. Assured the general public of arresting the culprits,as all hands are on deck.
In a statement released to the press,The Kogi State ALGON Chairman debunked in totality that Governor Yahaya Bello has compromised security in the State.
Governor Yahaya Bello is one of the best security conscious Governor in Nigeria,this he has displayed severally.
Through the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Ijumu Local Government has been able to put up a formidable security architecture to weed out men of the underworld. In the Local Government,we have supported our securities with Vehicles, Motorcycles and Logistics for ease of weeding out criminals.
Recently, A bye-law on Security Trust Fund was passed by the Ijumu Legislative Council Members and awareness was made in all the communities to intimate the traditional rulers, citizens and residents of the Law. This is to curb criminality.
Security of lives and property is not a business for the Government alone but for all concerned citizens. PDP spokesperson, Pastor Stanley Ajileye should see the protection of our people as a collective responsibility rather than inciting the public against the Governor. Where was Pastor Ajileye when Kabba-Obajana and Kabba- Okene road was a safe place for kidnappers before we took over power from them? Where was he when the wife of Former Kogi West Zonal Chairman was kidnapped and I spent four (4) days inside the bush?
Where was he when criminals are almost entering our houses before we took power?
Under the authority of the Executive Governor of Kogi State,we went round all communities to meet community presidents, market women, farmers,NURTW, etc. Where was he?
What has been his contributions towards security of lives and property in the Local Government?
As part of our proactivness, it took me less than 18 minutes to got to the scene on Sunday. Immediately I took over as the Administrator, I convened a stakeholders security meeting at the Local Government,why was he not there to contribute his quota?
Our party All Progressives Congress (APC) is not an anti peoples party and will never be,we are truly committed to the welfare, security and lives of our people.
It is disheartening for the moribund People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to politicize the issue of security in Kogi State,using the recent attack/kidnap as a point of contact.