July 20, 2024

Kogi Assembly approves recruitment of 1,050 hunters

The Kogi State House of Assembly has approved the recruitment of 1,050 hunters to strengthen the security architecture of the state.

The Assembly gave the approval during plenary on Wednesday in Lokoja.

A letter had been forwarded to the State Assembly requesting approval of the recruitment of 50 hunters each for the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.

The letter was sent to the House by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Salami Ozigi Deedat.

After reading the letter at plenary, the Speaker of the House, Aliyu Umar Yusuf, noted that it was previously resolved by the lawmakers that given the security challenges in the State, and the shortage of manpower, there was a need for the recruitment to take place.

In a voice vote, the Legislators unanimously approved the recruitment of 1,050 hunters, adding that the payment of their salaries would be shouldered by the Caretaker Chairmen of the local government.

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