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Police Move To Ensure Safer School Initiative Nationwide

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The Nigeria Police has said that it is intensifying modalities to strengthen ongoing Safety/Security Educational Campaign of the Safer School Initiative across the country.
National Coordinator of Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV), CSP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this while speaking with The Tide source in Enugu, yesterday.
Amaraizu said that the I-G POCACOV Resource Centre Enugu would ensure the measurement of the impact of all programmes under the police’s Safer School Initiative.
According to him, the ongoing Safer School Initiative embarked upon by the Nigeria Police is in line with the public safety and security framework to ensure a safe, peaceful and secured society.
He, however, maintained that the IGP POCACOV Resource Centre had worked out modalities in conjunction with Facts and Figures Services Limited for the production of POCACOV Safer School Information Guide booklet for pupils/students nationwide.
“The POCACOV Safer School Information Guide, which is titled: ‘I Need to Know’, will serve as platform for guidance and education of pupils/students on safety while in school.
”It will thereby give them those life coping and manipulative skills for self discovery.
”It will also help to make them not to yield to pressures of manipulation of minds by their peers and any other person but help to give them strategic leadership direction,’’ he said.
The national coordinator said that the new booklet would be used by the POCACOV Fan Club, which will be inaugurated in all the schools across the country to deepen the Safer School Initiative campaign.
“This will lead to value re-orientation, strategic leadership direction and cut the supply chain and conveyor belts of cultism and other vices among pupils/students,’’ he said.

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Northern Senators’ Forum Seeks Lasting Solutions To Insecurity

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Chairman of the Northern Senators’ Forum, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, (APC-Sokoto) has called for lasting solutions to tackle the menace of insecurity in the country.
Wamakko made the call while briefing newsmen after the caucus’ closed-door session, held in Abuja, last Wednesday.
He said: “We must continue to find more solutions that can be applied to the security challenges.
“Of course, there are many ways of finding a solution. I know we are using the security outfit very well, but there are other ways of finding lasting solutions to the challenges, facing our country today.
“We are concerned as Nigerians and as northerners.
“This country has to be as free as possible, so that every Nigerian can move freely to do their normal businesses without any fear or security challenge, “he said.
He noted that at resumption on June 22, the forum would hold another meeting which would be aimed at strengthening the decisions taken so far.

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Reps Seek End To Abuses In Orphanages

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The House of Representatives has appealed to the Federal Government to end incessant abuses in orphanages across the country by the operators.
This followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. James Owolabi (APC-Lagos) at yesterday’s plenary in Abuja
Speaking on the motion, Owolabi said that many orphanages were not registered, making it impossible for the authorities to ascertain the actual number of children in their custody.
He said that the unregistered orphanages were also involved in illegal operations such as child trafficking and nocturnal abuse of children.
He said it was the responsibility of government to protect the lives and property of citizens including orphans.
The House therefore, urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to collaborate with relevant agencies of government towards ending the abuse.
It mandated the committee on Women Affairs to ensure compliance.

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Ganduje Restates Commitment To Community Policing In Kano

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Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reiterated his commitment to continue partnering with stakeholders in the security sector to ensure the state is safe and peaceful.
Ganduje made this known when the Nigeria Police Force Community Policing Agenda, appointed him as its National Patron.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Abba Anwar in Kano, Ganduje said:”we have community policing at the village, ward , local government, emirates levels.
“We chose 16 young people from each of the 44 local governments areas of the state for constabulary training,” he said.
Responding, the National Secretary of the association, Amb. Ibrahim Aboki said that the governor was nominated for his efforts in strengthening community policing.
“This is a man of honesty, integrity and philanthropy, the able and amiable dynamic leader and a ”Goal Getter:
“The security champion, we are presenting to you, an award and a letter as a National Patron.
“We duly acknowledge your role in pioneering, promoting and consolidating all security formations, security agencies and special constabularies,” he said.

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