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Kogi Assembly Approves Recruitment of 1,050 Hunters to Address Insecurity

During the plenary session on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital, the Kogi State House of Assembly granted approval for the recruitment of 1,050 hunters to bolster the state’s security framework. The Assembly received a letter from Salami Deedat, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, which requested the recruitment of 50 hunters for each of the 21 local government areas in the state. Speaker Rt. Hon. Aliyu Umar Yusuf emphasized that the lawmakers had previously recognized the state’s security challenges and the necessity for additional manpower. The legislators unanimously voted in favor of the recruitment, with the provision that the Caretaker Chairmen of the local governments would be responsible for paying the hunters’ salaries. This decision aligns with Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo’s commitment to prioritizing the security of lives and property, a pledge he reaffirmed following Eid prayers at the Okene Central praying ground on Sunday.

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