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82 Div, NA Gets New GOC

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Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, last Friday in Enugu, assumed office as the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army. Taoreed took over from Maj.-Gen. Lasisi Adegboye, who had been redeployed to Defence Headquarters Department of Training and Operations as the Chief Defence Training and Operations.
Giving his farewell speech, Adegboye thanked officers and soldiers  for their support during his stay as the GOC of the Division.
He, however, called on them to give the new GOC maximum cooperation and always be ready for deployment at any time.
The outgoing GOC recalled that during his leadership, the Division did everything within their ability to keep violence and crime rate low within the Division’s Area of Responsibility (AOR).
According to him, in spite the security challenges, they were able to surmount most of them and keep the crime and violence rate low in our AOR.
His words, “I believe we are well motivated to forge ahead to deal with other remaining security challenges around us.
“Even as we push forward to ensure we maintain our constitutional mandate in line with the Chief of Army Staff vision for the Nigerian Army.
Adegboye urged officers and soldiers to continue to work in synergy with the Nigeria Air Force, Nigerian Naval and other security formations, adding that is only the way forward.
The new GOC, Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, did not make any comment but however went into a closed door meeting with top officers of the Division.
Highlights of the event were Adegboye handing over the insignia and flag of the Division to Lagbaja as well as inspection of the guard of honour by the two top senior officers.

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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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