Executive Chairman of Adavi local government council, Kogi state, Hon. Joseph Omuya Salami, has called on stakeholders in the area to join hands with security agenciesin fight against insecurity.
The Chief Security Officer of Adavi local government made the call during a security meeting with security agencies and all major stakeholders in the LGA on Monday.
The meeting was convened to deliberate on strategies to strengthen and maintain peace for the rest of the year and beyond.
In his opening remarks, the council chairman thanked the security agencies and everyone present for honoring his invitation, adding that the meeting was convened to brainstorm and form synergy between the security agencies and every stakeholder in Adavi to complement the state government efforts on security issues.
He stressed the need to report vital security information to the appropriate authorities, adding that the only way the existing security architecture can work effectively is when the system is availed with useful information to operate upon.
He appealed to residents to be security-conscious, desist from negligence and obey the rules and regulations.
“We have to help ourselves and micro-manage each other. Let us try and understand our environment, it is very important,” he said.
Strategies were suggested by various speakers and some adopted to sustain peace and encourage unity among the dwellers across 158 communities in Adavi LGA.
In attendance were; the Council political cabinet, the traditional rulers led by Ohi of Adavi, HRH, Dr. Mohammed Bello, the various securities agencies led by Adavi DPO, CP Ogoma Chime, Adavi Joint community leader, Alh. Aduvusu, the Chief Imam of Adavi and CAN President, Police Community Relations Committee delegation led by the Chairman, Alh. Idris Yekeen, Adavi Peace Committee Chairman, Mr. Michael, Ebira Cultural Heritage, and host of others.