By Our Reporter
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has paid a thank-you visit on the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, to show appreciation for all the interventions by the police in the state, geared towards ensuring sustenance of peace and harmony.
Engineer Sule who was accompanied on the visit by the Secretary to the State Government, Aliyu Tijjani Ahmed, among other top government functionaries, met the IGP in his office in Abuja, on Thursday.
While noting that God has bestowed the top police job in the hands of the IGP at a very critical stage in the history of the country, especially on the issue of security, which he described as challenging, the Governor commended IGP Adamu for the successes so far recorded in terms of maintaining peace and security across the country.
Engineer Sule said they were at the force headquarters to also congratulate the IGP and his team for attaining one year in office, stressing that the people of Nasarawa State are proud of him as their illustrious son and would continue to pray for the IGP and his team to continue maintaining peace in the country.
The Governor equally used the opportunity to specifically thank the IGP for choosing Nasarawa State to site the Police Mobile Force training college, the third of its kind in the country, with already a team from the force headquarters drafted to begin work on a 180 hectares of land located on the notorious Many Have Gone Hills.
“To us in Nasarawa State, this is something that is very key and important, something that will go down and take your name along with it in the history of not only Nasarawa but Nigeria as a whole,” Engineer Sule stated.
The Governor disclosed further that, as a result of siting the PMF training college there, the name of the Many Have Gone Hills, known for its high rate of accidents, where only recently, four police officers were killed by armed robbers, has now been changed to Many Have Come Hills, because of the number of developments that will follow the establishment of the training college.
He further thanked the IGP for all the other projects coming to the state, as well as institutions such as the police college and the public relations centre.
“To add it up, you selected our state for the next security summit that you are organizing next week. This is going to be a great booster,” Engineer Sule said.
Responding, IGP Adamu noted that when he came onboard, the security situation in the country was heightened immediately after the general election, challenging him and his team to do something differently in order to bring the crime situation to the level that is bearable.
IGP Adamu disclosed plans to site a police squadron around the Toto-Nasarawa axis in order to address emerging security challenges.
“In Nasarawa State, just like in other states that have some security challenges, we have decided to increase the number of squadrons that we have in Nasarawa State,” he stated.
The IGP pointed out however that even though police personnel are ready to move to the new location, the force still need to get the support of the state government in terms of providing a temporary site for the new squadron.