Governor El-Rufai engages spies to check banditry

Governor El-Rufai engages spies to check banditry

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir e-Rufai has engaged spies to assist security agencies in the State and stamp out crimes in the State. On Saturday, he signed an executive order creating the Ministry of Internal Security & Home Affairs. The order would help to check violent crimes across the State including kidnapping and armed attacks


Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir e-Rufai has engaged spies to assist security agencies in the State and stamp out crimes in the State.

On Saturday, he signed an executive order creating the Ministry of Internal Security & Home Affairs.

The order would help to check violent crimes across the State including kidnapping and armed attacks along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.

KADUNA STATE GOVERNOR, NASIR EL-RUFAI

According to the Governor, the ministry of internal security, the governor also established two other ministries namely; the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Technology and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, thus making three new Ministries he created.

El-Rufai made this known in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Samuel Aruwan who said under the new arrangement, three Ministries that existed before have been abolished.

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With the rising cases of banditry and kidnapping across the state, the statement said

He assured that the Ministry of internal security and home affairs “has the mandate to coordinate internal security matters and liaison with security agencies in the State.

“It is expected to enhance the state government’s capacity to address security challenges. It will also supervise the activities of parastatals and agencies performing home affairs functions”.

The statement explained that the ministry of business, innovation and technology will coordinate the development of skills, business, trade and manufacturing in the state…

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It also said the Ministry of Housing & Urban Development “has the mandate to ensure the construction and maintenance of public buildings and to promote the expansion of the housing stock in the State.

“It will also be in charge of ensuring the enforcement of development control regulate the implementation of Urban Planning and Country planning policies and urban renewal programmes in the State.

The statement specifically disclosed that the restructuring “does not increase the number of ministries that were pruned to 14 when the el-Rufai assumed office in 2015.”

It noted that the three ministries abolished comprised Commerce, Industry & Tourism, Rural & Community Development and Water Resources.

The statement also said in a major streamlining of the state’s governance structure, El-Rufai “has signed an Executive Order to create and restructure ministries in Kaduna State.”

“The order abolishes the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Tourism, the Ministry of Rural & Community Development and the Ministry of Water Resources. It amends the mandates of the ministries responsible for local government, women and social development, works and sports.

The statement added that the mandates of some ministries like Sports Development and education, among others, have either been amended or amended, assuring that the an executive bill will soon be forwarded to the State House of Assembly for approval.

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