From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaiman has advised parents to ensure that they enroll their children in schools to prepare to become good leaders of tomorrow..
Emir Rilwanu made the call Sunday when he addressed his subjects after a mini Sallah Durbar organised to honour Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir who was represented by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly Abubakar Y Suleiman in his palace after Eid prayers in Bauchi.
He lamented that over poor enrollment of children and out of school children that was alarming in the state.
The monarch tasked Stakeholders to ensure effective awareness and mobilization of parents, guardians, communities, religious and traditional leaders. “As well as the school based management committees on the importance of enrolling all school-age children into schools”,.
Alhaji Rilwanu advised Government to continue to invest significant amount of time and resources in order to turn around the fortunes of the education sector, which is a bedrock of development of any society describing education of children is the best thing he could do to his wards and children.
The Speaker of the state Assembly double as an acting Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sulaiman urged the state citizens to remain law abiding.
He assured that the present administration is committed to provision of peaceful atmosphere as well as developmental programmes for its citizens.
Eidel Kabir celebration has been going on peacefully in Bauchi State.
In a related development the Bauchi State Police Command has ordered the deployedf three thousand and sixty seven (3067) Officers and Men comprising Conventional Police and other Tactical Teams of the Command as well as necessary logistics to ensure peaceful Sallah celebrations in the State.
In a statement signed by Police Public RelationsI Officer PPRO DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar said the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Police Command, CP Habu A. Sani wishes to assure the good people of Bauchi State, the Commands readiness to perform its statutory responsibility of protection of lives and property of innocent citizens in the State during the celebration”
He said, the Command will collaborate with Sister Security Agencies and all critical stakeholders to ensure that, the celebration is peaceful and hitch-free.
The statement said, “Personnel deployed for this critical assignment are under strict instruction of the Commissioner of Police to be civil but firm in the discharge of their duties”.
He assured that the Command is prepared to deal with hoodlums, political thugs and other disgruntled elements that may attempt to cause break down of law and order before during and after the festive period and enjoins them to cooperate with Police and other Security Agencies in their efforts towards ensuring peaceful celebrations, and report any suspicious person or object to the nearest Police Station or call the Command emergency phone number 08151849417