Governor Dickson Commends Police For Bayelsa’s Low Crime Rate

Police, Kaduna, Suspected RobberThe Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police, in charge of Zone Five, Abubakar Mohammed, says available records showed Bayelsa State has the lowest crime rate in the zone.

Mr Mohammed gave the update at a meeting between senior officials of the police and the Governor Seriake Dickson in Government House, Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State.

Accompanied by the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, Mr Amba Asuquo, the police AIG commended the state government for its invaluable support to the police in its efforts at fighting and reducing crime in the state.

Describing crime as an evolving incident, the AIG stated that, with the support of the Inspector General of Police, the zone had introduced an Extra Tactical Command to fight crime. He also called for more support and collaboration from the state government.

In his response, Governor Dickson noted with satisfaction, the sacrifices and contributions of the police to the security of the state, noting that efforts were yielding positive results.

He also announced a collaborative efforts of the government and the office of the Inspector-General of Police to build a maritime training school in the state.

According to him, when established, the school would among other things, train officers on how best to fight maritime crime, pointing out that, majority of the crimes occur in the maritime environments.

H said: “The reason is to train officers on how to fight maritime crime because most of the criminal incidents we deal with occur in the maritime domain”.

Governor Dickson pointed out that, his administration had made significant investment in the development of the security architecture and infrastructure in the state.

He further pointed out that the state government had had the opportunity of working with competent and committed officers in the state command as well as those who work in communities, which had contributed immensely in reducing the crime rate across the state.

“I would not take the credit for that alone. I want to give the credit on our achievements in the areas law and order, peace and security on peace building, to all the officers and men of the police.

“With the collaboration of all sister agencies and leaders at all levels, including the people of the state, all the stakeholders must be appreciated for their support in reducing the crime rate,” he told the meeting.

While acknowledging the fact that the state is not yet at its preferred destinatination, he said that the government under him would not rest on its oars until crimes such as kidnapping, piracy on the waterways, brigandage and lawlessness were stamped out.

While restating the vision of the state on the issues of crime and criminality, he urged law enforcement agents to tackle crime and criminals impartially, without any political colourations.

“I promise not to play politics with law and order. I want to warn politicians not play politics with crime and criminality, as that will give room for non state actors to hijack the instruments of the law and state power,” he cautioned.

Troops Intercept Gunmen, Recover Ammunition In Katsina

Troops, NSCDC, KatsinaTroops of 35 Battalion, One Brigade of the Nigerian Army in a joint patrol with officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Katsina State, have killed a suspected cattle rustler and recovered weapons.

A statement by the Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, revealed that the troops and the NSCDC, under the auspices of “Operation SHARAN DAJI”, carried out the operations along Tsambe-Fafare road in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, northwest Nigeria.

“The operation was predicated on information received by well-meaning citizens that three gunmen were sighted on motorcycles.

“The team swung into action and pursued the suspected armed bandits towards Dumburu forest in Zamfara State.

“During an encounter, the team killed one of the suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits while the other two escaped with gunshot wounds,” the statement read.

Colonel Usman said that the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number 1985PS6288, additional AK-47 rifle magazine and three rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition.

He hinted that another combined team arrested a notorious cattle rustler and armed bandit, Abubakar Mohammed, otherwise known as Gora with his accomplices, Anas Gora and Bello Sani, during special raids operations along Faskari-Sheme-Mairuwa road also in Katsina State.

The team recovered 49 cattle and 25 sheep from the group and handed them over to the police.

The recovered animals have been handed over to Faskari Local Government Area Council Secretary for handing over to the rightful owners.

Abia Governor, Ngige Commission Osieke ICT Centre

Abia Governor, Ngige Commission ICT CentreAbia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has commissioned an Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre in the state.

This comes as part of the government’s effort to reduce unemployment and create wealth through skill education in Abia State, south-east Nigeria.

The Osieke ICT skills acquisition centre was built by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), with an aim to drive economic activity in the state, empower the youth and make them self-reliant.

At the commissioning of the ICT complex, Governor Ikpeazu said that his government would provide the graduates of the centre with a monthly stipend of 20,000 Naira each throughout their training, as well as empower them with some money to establish their own businesses.

While lauding the Federal Government’s cooperation, he disclosed that the State government had initiated the Education for Employment programme designed to train youths in trades and technical vocations.

The Director General of the NDE, Abubakar Mohammed, acknowledged the supportive role of Abia State government in tackling unemployment.

On his part, the minister said: “This is one among the Federal Government’s ways of curbing social vices by creating befitting jobs for youths in Nigeria.

The minister urged the participants to diligently apply themselves to their training and make maximum use of the opportunity offered them.

The Centre which has all the necessary facilities in computer and phone repairs among others would be training about 125 beneficiaries in the first phase.

IGP Decorates Newly Promoted Police Officers

IGPSeven Police officers ranging from the ranks of Assistant Inspector-General of Police and Assistant Commissioners of Police recently promoted have been decorated with their new ranks by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.

Surrounded by friends and family, among the promoted officers was the force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who was promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police.

According to the Inspector-General of Police, the promotion comes with a responsibility to do more.

He warned that the Police management would not hesitate to withdraw the promotion if any officer is found wanting.

“The fact that you’re promoted means you have more challenges, you have added responsibilities, you have to do more… and we expect leadership in all respect of your actions and vice versa to all other ranks.

“We shall not hesitate to do otherwise when you believe that you are promoted and you abandon those responsibilities that you are supposed to discharge, and your behaviour and your mannerism change negatively and you cannot project the good image of the service and the country at large”, he said.

The most senior of the promoted officers, AIG Grace Okudo, assured the police management and the public of their dedication to duty by ensuring the security of lives and property.

The seven officers are part of 210 senior officers recently approved for promotion by the Police Service Commission.

 

NDE Flags Off 2014 Graduate Attachment Programme

NDE-logoThe National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has flagged off its 2014 Graduate Attachment Programme, an initiative targeted at providing jobs for graduates for a period of six months before they are offered full time jobs.

The Director General of the agency, Mr Abubakar Mohammed, who spoke at flag off in Abuja, said the plan will help reduce unemployment amongst the nation’s youths as well as arm them with the requisite job experience in their fields of study.

He said that a total of 740 youths across the country are to benefit from the programme.

The programme, according to Mr Mohammed, was introduced because of the growing number of unemployed graduates in the country.

 

Graduate Attachment Programme’’, where graduates were recruited and posted to government and private establishments for a six-month training to expose them to practical experiences in various vocations.

Shafaru said that the programme was introduced because of the growing number of unemployed graduates in the country.

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Graduate Attachment Programme’’, where graduates were recruited and posted to government and private establishments for a six-month training to expose them to practical experiences in various vocations.

Shafaru said that the programme was introduced because of the growing number of unemployed graduates in the country.

– See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/10/embrace-skill-acquisition-programmes-nde-urges-unemployed-graduates/#sthash.4715a1h2.dpuf

Graduate Attachment Programme’’, where graduates were recruited and posted to government and private establishments for a six-month training to expose them to practical experiences in various vocations.

Shafaru said that the programme was introduced because of the growing number of unemployed graduates in the country.

– See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/10/embrace-skill-acquisition-programmes-nde-urges-unemployed-graduates/#sthash.4715a1h2.dpuf

Graduate Attachment Programme’’, where graduates were recruited and posted to government and private establishments for a six-month training to expose them to practical experiences in various vocations.

Shafaru said that the programme was introduced because of the growing number of unemployed graduates in the country.

– See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/10/embrace-skill-acquisition-programmes-nde-urges-unemployed-graduates/#sthash.4715a1h2.dpuf

States, Local Councils Asked To Establish Skill Acquisition Centres

Adamawa-farming-skill-acquisition-centreThe Federal Government of Nigeria has asked States and Local governments to support its effort towards tackling unemployment by establishing Skill Acquisition Centres in all the local governments across the nation.

During an inspection of one of the Skill Acquisition Centres built by the National Directorate of Employment in Abuja on Monday, the Special Assistant to the President on Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Professor Sylvester Monye, said the initiative would help ensure that the stampede that occurred during the Nigeria Immigration Service’s recruitment exercise that left over 10 persons dead would not recur.

Addressing journalists after the inspection, the Director General of the directorate, Mr Abubakar Mohammed, said “the agency is making efforts to ensure that its Skill Acquisition Centres meet the required standards.

In the last unemployment rate released by the National Bureau of Statistics in Nigeria, unemployment stood at 23.9 per cent in 2011.

With the skill acquisition centres, the government hopes to reduce the figure and empower more youths to enable them establish their personal businesses.

To encourage Nigerians to put their acquired skills to work, the government, through the Bank of Industry, provides funds for start-ups and has advised Nigerians, during the economic summit held in Abuja in March, to access the provided funds.

Such Small and Medium Enterprises have been identified as major contributors to economic growth. 

FCT police arrest 80 suspects, recover 60 cars in four months

The FCT Police Command today (Tuesday) gave an account of its stewardship in the second quarter of 2012.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the FCT Police Commissioner, Mr. Adenrele Shinaba said over 60 stolen vehicles have been recovered between April and July, 2012.

Mr. Shinaba said the command deployed officers to strategic junctions within the Federal Capital Territory to conduct a stop-and-search on vehicles.

He added that patrol vehicles are always on ground at strategic locations.

Shinaba also paraded suspects arrested by the Command for crimes ranging from car snatching, unlawful possession of arms, kidnapping, vandalism and armed robbery.

The command also recovered arms and ammunition as well as dangerous weapons from the suspects.

He promised that the command will not relent in its effort to rid the nation’s capital of crime and criminality.

The command says it is ever ready to secure the nation’s capital from crimes and promised prompt action for all distress calls.