Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has presented brand new Toyota Hilux vehicles to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and control, NAFDAC.
According to the governor, the vehicles were donated to rid the state of the problem of drug abuse and the use of unwholesome products, especially among the youths.
The Secretary to the State Government, Baba Wali, who gave out the vehicles on behalf of the state government, said the Buni administration is poised to not only secure the life and property of the citizens but also ensure their well-being for a better society.
Governor Buni said the state government believes that the health and wellbeing of citizens are paramount in the quest for economic prosperity.
“Underscored the need to support the para-military agencies with some of the tools they need to be effective.
“As a responsible government, we will not relent in providing support to the security agencies in order to ensure the peace and security of our people at all time”, he said.
The governor has also presented nine patrol vehicles to the vigilante group employed to complement the effort of the security agencies in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
In their response, the representatives of the heads of NDLEA, NAFDAC and the Vigilante Group commended the Yobe State Government for the support and assured that the vehicles would be used judiciously for the purposes intended.
Recall that the state government had also donated 30 Toyota Hilux vehicles for security surveillance procured at the cost of N720million to the Nigerian Police and other security agencies in the state.
The governor made the donation while constituting ‘Haba Maza Squad’ involving Nigerian Police and other security agencies aimed at ensuring peace and security across the state.