Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, has unveiled his comprehensive strategy for enhancing security and fostering peace in Kaduna State. This plan was presented during a symposium organized by the Kaduna Peace Commission at Kaduna State University, as part of the 2023 International Day of Peace celebrations under the theme “Call for Action: #GlobalGoals.”
Governor Sani, represented by his Special Adviser on Peace and Conflict Resolution, Atiku Isaac Sankey, detailed the steps his administration is taking to strengthen the state’s security apparatus. This includes the recruitment of an additional 7,000 vigilantes to complement the existing 2,000 members of the Kaduna Vigilance Service, establishing a community policing model to collaborate with national security agencies.
Moreover, the administration aims to enhance dialogue among the diverse communities within the state by reinforcing platforms that facilitate open and honest discussions on pressing issues. Citizen engagement remains a top priority for Governor Uba Sani, with plans for town hall meetings, public consultations, and grassroots initiatives to encourage meaningful participation from residents.
Recognizing the vital role of traditional institutions in bridging the gap between the government and the people, the governor’s representative emphasized the importance of their knowledge and wisdom in maintaining peace and security.
Governor Sani’s administration also places a strong emphasis on human capital development, inclusivity, and poverty eradication as foundational pillars for their peace-building efforts, firmly believing that these elements are essential for addressing insecurity and ensuring lasting peace in Kaduna State.