Karu Local Government in Nasarawa State will soon constitute a task force to tackle cultism and other criminal activities plaguing the area, according to its Chairman, Mr Samuel Akala.
Akala disclosed this on Tuesday in Karu, at a ceremony to swear in the council’s Secretary, Supervisory Councillors and Advisers.
Akala expressed concern over the increasing cases of criminal activities in the area, and blamed the trend on the proximity of the local government to the Federal Capital Territory.
He said that his administration would not condone negative tendencies, and vowed to deal with any one found to be working against the progress of the local government.
Akala warned those using religion or ethnicity to cause confusion and crisis to desist forthwith or be made to face the full wrath of the law.
He said that security agencies had been mobilised to clampdown on anyone hiding under any guise to cause trouble, and urged parents and traditional rulers to instill good moral values in their wards.
The local government boss charged the newly inaugurated political appointees to use their wealth of experience to assist his government’s quest to maintain peace and provide dividends of democracy to the people.
Mr Yamusa Godiya-Bawa, Zonal Chief Magistrate in charge of Nasarawa West, who administered the oath of office on the officers, enjoined them to discharge their duties responsibly.
Responding on behalf of other appointees, Secretary of the Council, Mr Emmanuel Dacho, thanked the Chairman for the confidence reposed in them and assured him of absolute loyalty.
The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that other political appointees included Lawal Karshi, Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture, Mero Musa, Supervisory Councillor for Health, and Adamu Maikasuwa, Supervisory Councillor for Education.
Others included Abubakar Maiwada, Supervisory Councillor for Social Services, Dauda Karshi, Supervisory Councillor for Planning, Research and Budget, and Nasiru Usman, Supervisory Councillor (Works).
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