Kogi State Government has called on religious bodies to support the fight against insecurity in the State.
Executive Chairman, Kogi State Security Trust Fund, Samari Abdulmalik, made the call on Tuesday in Lokoja during a visit to the state Headquarters of Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Jama’atu Nasirul Islam (JNI) respectively.
Samari said, he was overwhelmed with the relationship between the two religious bodies, which he said will undoubtedly assist in the fight against insecurity in the State.
He said, the State Security Trust Fund, was established to compliment the efforts of the government in the Welfare, Training and Logistics needs of the security agencies in the State, stressing that, the mandates of the Trust Fund are only achievable with the support of all a sundry.
He urged the religious bodies to contribute their quota in the fight against crime and criminality in the State, so as to ensure Kogi State maintained the front seat of the most secured State in Nigeria.
The State Chairman, Christians Association of Nigeria, Bishop Ibenu and his Islamic counterpart, Ambassador Usman Bello, of Jama’atu Nasirul Islam, pledged their unalloyed support to ensure the state is free of all forms of crime and criminality.
They likewise eulogised the Governor of the State, Yahaya Bello, for appointing Samari Abdulmalik to serve the state through the Trust Fund; describing him as a round peg in a round hole.