Security: Kogi Govt To Recruit 1,050 Hunters

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Kogi State government is set to recruit 1,050 hunters to beef up security.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that this followed the House of Assembly’s approval of government’s request yesterday during plenary for the recruitment of the hunters.

Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Salami Ozigi-Deedat, had sent a letter to the House for the recruitment of 50 hunters each in the 21 local government areas.

In the letter, the state government gave reasons for the proposed recruitment to include shortage of security personnel and the need to curb crime and criminality. 

Speaker Umar Aliyu read the letter during plenary yesterday.

Aliyu reminded the House of their previous resolve to recruit hunters, given the security challenges in the state

According to him, there is serious shortage of manpower and government’s request is in the right direction.

Consequently, in a voice vote, the legislators unanimously approved the recruitment of the hunters.

The House directed that their salaries would be paid by the caretaker chairmen of the 21 local governments. (NAN)

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