Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Thursday urged Security Administrators to tackle the security challenges facing the country by learning from the uniqueness of ethnic and religious diversity of the state.
The administrators drawn from the Police. Civil Defence, Immigration, EFCC, Road Safety, NDLEA and DSS among others, paid a courtesy visit to the governor in Birnin Kebbi.
They were led by Dr Amina Shamaki, Permanent Secretary, Special Services in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The governor noted that the recurring security challenges in the country arise mostly from escalating divisions along fault lines.
He therefore called on the administrators to learn more from the uniqueness and diversity of the state during their meeting in order to come up with pragmatic resolutions for improved security in the country.
“Kebbi State is very unique with ethnic and religious diversity but living together peacefully as same family.
“Our state has four emirates, each of the emirates has different ethnic groups living in peace, tolerance, mutual respect with one another.
“Our state also borders Benin and Niger Republics, and relates with people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds in those country, but still we are adjudged the most peaceful in the country.
“I want you to learn from this unique features that we have and use them to come up with viable security solution to our dear country,” he urged.
Bagudu commended the administrators for finding the state worthy of hosting their security meeting.
Earlier, Shamaki said the forum had been touring states with a view to finding modalities they would adopt in managing the current security situation in the country.
“This forum of security administrators is a standing committee under the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha,” she said.
The permanent secretary said the committee was in the state for its security meeting as part of government efforts in tackling existing security challenges in the country.