Insecurity: the government of Sokoto buys surveillance equipment for the DSS


The Sokoto State Government has assured the State Command of the Department of State Services (DSS) that it will soon take possession of surveillance equipment to facilitate its operations in bandit-prone areas and criminal hideouts.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal made this known on Wednesday when he attended the presentation of seniority awards to DSS officers by the Director General of State Service at the command compound in the capital of India. State.

Tambuwal, who also called on the federal government “to improve the welfare and well-being of our security personnel,” said: “The SPZ machine is on the way and we will continue to reach out to federal government agencies and to the direction of organizations and even those individuals who may support the Services so that we can continue to support you.

“We don’t have to procure the equipment ourselves. Provisioning can be done by you. We can process them and have all the equipment you need to improve and improve the Services.

“We are not going to rest. We are not tired. There was hardly any time we were approached by the Service or any state security agency asking for our help that we fell into their hands. No. Your government, the Sokoto State Government, has done everything humanly possible to support these services,” he added.

Reiterating that the government’s commitment to the welfare and working conditions of security officers “is not too much” but “very high and heavy”, the governor added that “I think there is nothing we can do without a safe and secure Nigeria”.

“That being the case, those on the front line should be given the attention they deserve,” he added.

The Governor, according to a statement from Muhammad Bello, Special Advisor for Media and Publicity to the Governor, also commended DSS’s senior leadership for the awards initiative, “which is clearly intended to inspire service members to make it happen.” more.

“What you do for us is very important and should not be taken for granted. So, on behalf of the people of Sokoto State, I commend the members of this service and other state security services for all their efforts over the years, especially over the past five years which have been very troubling and trying times in history. of this state.

“We haven’t had a period since the advent of the modern Sokoto state that has seen as many security challenges as the past five years. And, the members of this service of this command have been deeply involved in doing their best; and give their lives, make every sacrifice for us to stem the tide, along with other state security services.

“I salute the synergy between all state services,” he said.

He praised DSS State Director Alhaji Yahaya Hassan, saying that “since he took office, he has been in constant contact with me and other heads of security agencies, providing intelligence, guiding them and sometimes getting directly involved in operations, it was quite remarkable.

“I congratulate the eight officers (recipients) for the recognition and awards. This should inspire you to do more. You must not rest on your oars. Please, this should give you an extra boost to do more in the service of your country,” he stressed.

Of his Chief Security Officer (CSO), Mallam Aminu Muhammad Musa, who was among the winners, Tambuwal observed that: “In his 21 years of service, by June this year he will be 11 years with me.

Acceding to the command’s request for a proper clinic, canteen and gymnasium, Tambuwal said, “We cannot thank you enough for what you have done for Sokoto State. I call on your family members to continue to be understanding.


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