Muh’d Zangina Kura
In a bid to tackle poverty and promote wealth creation, Jigawa state government has empowered over 150,000 youths in the last five years.
The State Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar revealed this while speaking at the flag-off of a one-day capacity building workshop organised for the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) held at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Hall in Dutse.
He said: “The empowerment program has yielded fruitful results which included the reduction of crime rates across the State.”
The governor who was represented by the deputy governor Mallam Umar Namadi said the present government empowerment program which included provision of modern farming techniques and implements has contributed to the increase rice yield from an average of 2.5 tonnes per a hectre to 6 tonnes per hectre in the state.
He said the state government had rolled out various forms of poverty alleviation programmes to promote peace and prosperity in the state
In his address, the Deputy Force Public Relation Officer (PRO), CSP Aremu Sikiru Addniran explained that one of the objectives of creating PCRC is to forster unity amongst the police and members of the community in crime prevention.
He also said the objective include periodic organization of seminars, workshops and conferences amongst others to empower members on crime preventions, strategies and intelligence gathering.
He said PCRC is partly responsible for the scouting of capable hands into the recruitment of constables and encourage qualified members of the community to seek for a career in the Nigeria police force.