Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has advised leaders in the northern region to stop apportioning blames on one another over the porous security in the country.
Governor Metawalle while speaking after receiving an award as Best Governor for the Year 2020 on Security and Humanitarian Services from Access Weekly Magazine, a Lagos based magazine published by a renowned veteran journalist, Mr. Sola Olugbenro, stated that security issue should always be seen and treated as everybody’s business.
He said, “Security issues should always be seen and treated as everybody’s business that calls for a more coordinated approach that is holistic and genuine in order to take it to a logical end and make the country safe and more conducive for investment, development and progress.”
The governor who was represented at the event that held at the LCCI Conference and Gardens, Alausa area of Ikeja, Lagos, by his Special Adviser on Media, Public Enlightenment and Communications, Mallam Zailani Bappa also advised that government at all levels should do more in terms of youth engagement to become self sufficient and reliant through various skills acquisition, trades and employment.
“I believe government can also do more in terms of helping the youths to be self sufficient; if the youths are empowered there wouldn’t be any room for violence or vandalism.
“For instance, my success in the area of security in my state is due to the social intervention programmes and other employment opportunities created by my administration which has continued to yield results,” he stated.
While presenting the award to the governor, Mr. Dada Dele said the Access Weekly Magazine decided to honour Governor Matawalle in this year’s colloquium and award 2020 as a result of improvement recorded particularly in the area of security which bedeviled Zamfara State and the nation at large
He further said that the award given to the governor was to encourage him to do more for his people and also to make other governors to follow his footsteps in addressing security challenges facing their respective states.
Governor Metawalle was honoured along with Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sawo-Olu, the Inspector –General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu and many Nigerians who distinguished themselves in different fields of their chosen career