The Executive Chairman of Kogi State Security Trust Fund (KGSSTF) Hon. Samari Teina Abdulmalik has assured residents of the state of adequate security of lives and properties as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Abdulmalik gave the assurance in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday in Lokoja, to mark the Agency’s 10th Anniversary.
According to him, the agency was established by the KSSTF Act of 2012, which strives to acquire and deploy security equipments materials and financial resources for the effective functioning of all Federal, State, Local Government and other security agencies operating in the state.
He stressed that KSSTF was created to response to the operational deficiency of the various security agencies within the state, particularly with respect to equipping and provision of modern equipment.
Abdulmalik said that the agency’s success had been fuelled in the last decade by collaboration with security agencies to enforce its mandate of securing the environment.
He highlighted the key role of individuals, groups, communities, organisations and other units that constitute the state to public security.
He noted that through the impact of government and other relevant stakeholders, the crime rate in the state had progressively declined in the recent years.
The executive chairman emphasised that Kogi of today had become safer for residents to carry out their lawful daily activities without any fear.
He described the public security as fundamental for enhancing good governance, socio-economic growth and development in every society,
He called on every segment of the society to support the state government and all security agencies so as to enhance public safety in Kogi.
He urged individuals, corporate bodies, religious bodies among others to donate to the fund so as to achieve its set goal of ensuring quality service delivery and improved security in the state.
While assuring citizens of Kogi of maximum security of lives and properties in the coming years, he stressed that the trust fund had contributed its quota towards protecting residents and their investments.
He noted since assumed office, the security agency in the state had been passionate about serving the people in its area of mandate.
He highlighted the agency’s achievements under his watch to include the procurement of vehicles for security agencies as well as motorcycles to enhance the opertion of local hunters in the state.
He added his administration was also instrumental in the proposed ICT driven intelligence gathering of the state by Hytera and partners.
”In addition, the trust fund under my leadership has been able to refurbish operational vehicles for security agencies as well as commenced plans for the establishment of a central logistics base as mandated by the Enabling Law,” he said.
He said that the present fight against crime cannot be obtained without the active involvement, participation and support of every section of the society.
He, therefore enjoined individuals, groups, communities, organisations and other units that constitute the state to report unusual activities to the relevant authorities.