From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Determined to put a steady fight against banditry, kidnapping and other forms of violent crimes at all fronts, Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the award of N160 million contract to construct a modern police station in Gwarzo Local Government Area.
The security facility designed with world-class security equipment and apparatus is being established to curtail the influx of bandits and criminals from neighbouring states into Kano.
The AUTHORITY recalls that few months ago, the chairman of Gwarzo Local Government Area had raised the alarm over the influx of illegal miners from Zamfara into Gwarzo border community.
The modern police station is being established in Getso town, Gwarzo Local Government Area.
It is designed to tackle security challenges within and outside Gwarzo, including neighbouring Local Government Areas and border towns.
The State Commissioner of Environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso who announced this at the foundation laying ceremony of the project, explained that the project will comprise of a standard police station , Divisional Police Officer’s residence, senior and junior staff quarters, Mosque, as well as observation tower.
He, therefore, added that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has also approved the construction of a number of developmental projects in the area, including the construction of hospital, expansion of Getso cattle market with a modern abbatoir that will create employment opportunity to the teeming youths in the area.
Dr. Getso, however, appreciated the efforts of the Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Hon. Idris Garba Unguwar Rimi towards making the project a reality.
He also commended community leaders in Getso town, for their prayers towards achieving the project, pointing out that the police station is a request of the community which was supposed to have been given attention by the previous administration.
He, however, hailed Governor Ganduje for coming to the rescue of th people.
Dr. Getso further called on the people of the area to cooperate with the contractor, assuring them that the government will look into the way of compensating them, particularly the relocation of motor park.
In his remarks, the Commissioner of Works who was represented by an Assistant Director in the Ministry, Engr. Bello Sule reiterated the government commitment towards infrastructural development in the hinterlands.
He assured of the quality of the project, adding that the Ministry will give adequate attention to the projects with a view to executing quality and timely work.
Speaking on behalf of the community, the Traditional Ruler of the area, San Getso, Alhaji Bello Ibrahim, commended Governor Ganduje for his concern to the area and thanked the Commissioner of Environment Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim, for his laudable contributions to the developments of the area.
He described Getso town as a historic political-conscious community which has been contributing to the development of the state.
The Traditional Ruler, however, called on the people of the area, particularly, politicians and the Social Media practitioners to desist from baseless criticism and support government projects that have direct bearing on the lives and welfare of the people.