Government to overhaul security system in Zamfara

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The Federal Government said plans are already in place to overhaul the security system in Zamfara state in order to ensure the security challenges in the state is tackled.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, said this on Wednesday in Abuja when he met with some residents around the Three Arms Zone.

The Vice President said that the government has put plans in place to send Special Forces of various security agencies to the state to confront the security challenges in the state.

Zamfara state has been under heavy security challenge in the past months with bandits unleashing terror on residents of various communities in the state.

On Tuesday, the sister of Senator Kabiru Marafa, one of the three senators representing the state in the senate was killed while the husband was kidnapped by unknown assailants.

Although there have been calls for the President to declare a state of emergency in the state, Osinbajo said that community policing would also be adopted to tackle the security issue in the state.

The Vice President said that community policing would also reduce unemployment and improve local intelligence gathering to counter security challenges in the state.

While speaking on the efforts of the government on agriculture, Osinbajo said the government has ensured that Nigerians consume agriculture produce cultivated in the country. He pointed out that the effort of the government in the agriculture sector has ensured food security in the country.

“Our plan for food security is to expand the scope of agriculture through the release of more loans to farmers through various platforms like the Anchor Borrowers Programme of the government,” the Vice President said.

He said the intention of the government is to ensure that farming is convenient through provision of conducive environment for farmers to practice. While he explained that the effort of the government has ensured that fertilizers are available for farmers at affordable rate with a slashed price of 50%, he said the country now produces its own fertilizers without dependence on importation of fertilizers.

“We are going to make sure that those who are farmers are rich”, he said.

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