From: Fatima Idris Danjuma, Bauchi
Bauchi State Government on Monday conducted a town hall meeting on security issues with the participation of key stakeholders.
Declaring the town hall meeting opened at Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall Bauchi.
Governor Bala Mohammed said the meeting was organised to bring all stakeholders together to discuss issues on security challenges and to look for ways of discouraging youths and members of the public from indulging into violence.
He said the conduct of the town hall meeting was in compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to Governors to arrange for a stakeholders meeting to discuss way forward on the negative engagement of people into violence in the name of endsars protest.
The Governor noted with satisfaction, the foresight of the entire youths in the state for not joining the endsars protest and expressed gratitude to them in that regard.
He said as a youth friendly government and in addition to appointment of a number of youths into sensitive positions, his administration will continue to introduce critical reforms to enable them contribute meaningful to national development.
Governor Bala Mohammed said currently, security agencies are conducting a joint patrol for the maintenance of peace in the state especially in troubled areas or places where disturbances occur.
In a key note address, the Honorable Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said President Muhammadu Buhari appreciated the maturity displayed by the youths of Bauchi state for not being part of the misdirected agitation.
Malam Adamu Adamu said the present administration in the country has made security of lives and property a cornerstone of its operation and it will continue to strive in addressing the security challenges facing the nation.