Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has applauded security agencies for their efforts towards ensuring peace in the state.
Governor Bello gave the commendation when he hosted heads of security in the state, Permanent Secretaries, Director Generals, Board members, Commission members and Parastatals to a special Iftar (breaking of fast) at his official residence, Government House, Minna.
The Governor observed that there is relative peace in the state now compared to what was obtainable.
He attributed the appreciable peace in the state to the collective efforts by the government and security agents.
"We collectively evolved strategies to move Niger State from Security issues to administrative matters.
"There is synergy among the security agencies which has made it possible to achieve the successes made", he stated.
The Governor also appreciated all the Permanent secretaries in the state for providing the needed support to his administration.
He said his administration has recorded lots of successes, some of which are obvious and some would be better appreciated after exit.
The Governor who noted that he has been able to appoint about 30 Permanent secretaries based on merit charged them to extend their support to the next administration especially as it is the same party.
Similarly, Bello commended all the Director Generals, Board and Commission members as well as all those who have been supportive to his administration.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Niger State Command, Joshua Ogundele Ayodeji in his remarks on behalf of all the Security agencies in the state acknowledged that the security challenges have been tamed to a reasonable level especially on the issue of youth restiveness in Minna metropolis.
He said the security agencies in the state have enjoyed high level support from the Governor, describing him as "a listening and supportive Governor".