Umar Akilu Majeri
The Jigawa state governor Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar has disclosed that over 150,000 youths have been empowered through various programmes created in the state with a view to reducing poverty amongst people of the state.
Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar who made the disclosure yesterday at the flag-off of a one-day capacity building workshop organized for the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) held at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Hall in Dutse that the action has also reduced crime rates across the State.
The governor who was represented by the deputy governor Mallam Umar Namadi said the present government has elevated the rate of rice production from the initial inherited of an average of 2.5 tonnes per hectare to 6 tonnes per hectare in the state.
He said the state government had rolled out various forms of poverty alleviation programmes to ensure the continued peace being experienced in the state.
In his address, the deputy force PRO CSP Aremu Sikiru Addniran explained that one of the objectives of creating PCRC is to Forster unity amongst the police and members of the community in crime prevention.
He also said the objective includes the periodic organization of seminars, workshops, and conferences amongst others to empower members on crime preventions, strategies, and intelligence gathering.
He said PCRC is partly responsible for the scouting of capable hands into the recruitment of constables and encourage qualified members of the community to seek a career in the Nigeria police force.
The police deputy PRO criticized those hundreds of the PCRC members that have refused the functions of the association to a jamboree for attending monthly meetings while the commutes with which they are representing are facing security challenges within their domains.