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‘Security remains my first priority’ – Inside Ododo’s meeting with Kogi LG Chairmen

Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo has vowed to sustain the fight against all threats to the security of lives and property in Kogi State.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Ismaila Isah, Special Adviser on Media to the Governor.

Newsdiaryonline reports that Governor Ododo spoke to journalists at the end of a closed-door meeting with chairmen of the 21 Local Government Areas in the state to deliberate on measures to mitigate threats to the security of lives and property in all parts of the state.

The Governor noted that existing security architecture in the state has yielded tremendous success in the fight against violent crimes and must be sustained to ensure peace and stability in the state.

According to Governor Ododo:
“given the successes recorded by the immediate past administration of my predecessor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, in taming the menace of insecurity in the state, we must continue to accord top priority to the security of lives and property of the people.

We cannot afford to drop from the height we have attained in securing the lives and property of our people as a result of desperate attempts by a few unpatriotic elements who may want to undermine our collective resolve to keep our state safe and secure.”

The Governor described security of lives and property as the number one priority of the government and stressed that his administration will leave no stone unturned to protect the lives and property of the people of Kogi State.

“I have restated my commitment to the local government chairmen that security remains my first priority and we must be prepared to do whatever it takes to secure every inch of Kogi State and this is not negotiable”, the Governor emphasized.

Governor Ododo urged the local government chairmen to redouble their efforts to secure all communities within the local government areas and be in touch with the people whom he described as primary sources of intelligence gathering for any security intervention by the government.