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El-Rufai reviews Kaduna security situation Tomorrow – Official

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai will on Wednesday receive the 2020 annual report on security from the Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs.

The Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, said in a statement on Tuesday, that presentation of the report would be attended by government and security officials, as well as guests from academia, civil society and the media.

According to the statement, Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, will make the presentation.

The security report extends the transparency of the daily reports across an annual cycle, providing a fact-based assessment of the security challenges the state confronts.

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Mr Adekeye recalled that Aruwan is the pioneer commissioner of the first ministry of internal security to be established by a state government in Nigeria.

“El-Rufai, who created the ministry at the beginning of his second-term in 2019, mandated it to manage the state government’s relationship with the federal security agencies and coordinate their activities towards securing the people in an atmosphere of unprecedented challenges,’’ the statement read.

The Special Adviser noted that with its frequent updates on security events, the ministry had broken a longstanding taboo of making security information “classified”.

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“This reflects both a commitment to transparency and the strength of the relationship the ministry has built with security agencies who trust it to responsibly handle security data,’’ he added.

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The ministry, he stated, has itself become a consistent source of information to the security agencies through its “Operations Room” which is open 24 hours to receive reports from citizens.


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