Okene Administrator inaugurates vigilante group to curb insecurity

Okene News update..

As part of effort to curb insecurity in Okene Local government, the newly trained vigilante group of Nigeria has been inaugurated. Performing the ceremony at the Council secretariat, the Administrator of Okene Local government, Hon. (Mall.) Abdulrazaq Muhammad charged the newly trained officers to be dedicated to duty and ensure they work diligently to achieve the desired objective.

Hon. Abdulrazaq further advised them to work with all the security agencies and assured them of his government support at all time especially in the areas of welfare and logistics. He said, the new vigilante group were carefully selected so as to ensure that, all the nook and cranny of Okene Local government will be adequately covered both day and night.

The Council boss however reminded them to work more on intelligent gathering, analyse and be able to pass same to their superiors for prompt action. He warned them to always display high level of discipline and professionalism, and be careful in the use of firearm while on duty. He said, their work is to complete the conventional security agencies hence the need to always take orders from their superiors before any actions.

Highlight of the event was the official handing over of Eleven operational motor cycles and one Hilux utility vehicle to the vigilantes to enhance their operations.

In another development, in his quest to boast Agricultural activities in Okene Local government as a means of food production and employment especially in the areas of provision of agricultural soft loan to farmers, the Administrator of Okene Local government, Hon. Abdulrazaq Muhammad had signed a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the management of Bank of Agriculture (BOA) in Okene with the later establishing a branch of the bank in Okene Local government.

Hon. Abdulrazaq while conducting the officials round the site donated by the Local government, assured them of his readiness to provide more support to ensure the bank begin operation within the next few weeks.

He encouraged farmers to form cooperative as government will guarantee them to enable them access soft loans with reduced interest rate and long term repayment plans to boast agricultural development.

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- Abdulmumin Abubakar
Media & Publicity
Okene LG