Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:41 pm
A socio-cultural group, Kogi Integrity Group has urged police to investigate the activities of some politicians as part of efforts to scale down criminal activities in Kogi State.
Addressing a news conference in Lokoja on Sunday, the group said that some politicians it did not identify had been aggravating the security situation of the state through their actions and utterances , saying that they should be investigated.
“ Those who celebrate insecurity can as well sponsor insecurity. Security agencies should place certain politicians on the spot for scrutiny , “ the leader of the group, Mr Dare Michael said during the news conference.
He said that the politicians were not comfortable with the success of the administration of Gov. Yahaya Bello , especially the huge favourable response to his industrial friendly policies, hence their decision to create a state of insecurity .
Michael also condemned the activities of some Abuja-based politicians from the state , saying that “their attempts to make the state ungovernable for Bello will not see the light of the day”.
“ They are not wrestling with Yahaya Bello but with the people of Kogi state. They should stop embarrassing the state with their public conduct ,” he said.
On the staff screening and verification, the group pleaded with the affected civil servants to bear with the government and continued to support the move in the interest of the state.
“ A credible , disciplined, effective and efficient civil service will be beneficial to us as people of Kogi state,” the group leader explained.
However, Dare appealed to the committee handling complaints arising from the excise to speed up its work and save the workers’ needless agonies.
The group commended the state government for embarking on skill acquisition training for 2,500 youths selected across the 239 wards in the state , road projects and efforts to make agriculture attractive.
According to the leader of the group, these efforts should be sustained and expanded to cover more people. ( NAN)