By Aminu Dalhatu
Kaduna State governor, Malam Uba Sani has flag off the training of seven thousand recruited youths into the State Vigilance Service.
Addressing the youths at the Police College Kaduna, Governor Uba Sani said the recruited youths were drawn from all the local government areas of the State.
Senator Uba Sani explained that, the commencement of the training was a major step towards fulfilling it promise to the good people of Kaduna State.
He said KADVS has been working with security agencies to degrade criminal elements, But it face the challenge of inadequate personnel to successfully wage the battle against bandits and other criminal elements.
This according to him, that was the reason government decided to recruit 7,000 personnel into the Kaduna Vigilance Service (KADVS).
“The recruitment and screening of the trainees was the collaborative efforts of our local government chairmen, traditional and religious leaders, key stakeholders at the grassroots level, and Security Agencies. The screening was very thorough”
Senator Uba Sani restated that, Kaduna Vigilance Service is a complementary security outfit to assist the Security Agencies with actionable intelligence.
The governor charged the youths to show seriousness and commitment by Listening to their instructors and be disciplined.
“I am confident that you will all be found worthy of been enlisted in the Kaduna Vigilance Service (KADVS)”
“I must however warn that when you are eventually enlisted into the Service and you start carrying out your duties,
you must desist from violating the rights of the citizens. KADVS was set up to protect the people, not to violate their rights. We shall not hesitate to discipline any person that flouts the operational guidelines or code of conduct of the Service”