Kano State government is spending about N400 million on constructions of new police divisions across the state, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said.
The governor stated this yesterday at the foundation laying ceremony of the Police Area Command office along Court Road, Tarauni.
He said the police divisions include two Area Commands at Court Road, Tarauni local government and Tudun Wada, Tudun Wada local government area at the cost of N123.3m, a Police station at Panshekara in Kumbotso local government at N59.5m and two police stations at Rijiyar Zaki and Zango respectively, in Ungoggo local government at the sum of N 101.8m.
He said the rest were a police station at Court Road, Tarauni local government area and a Fire Brigade outpost at Dakata, Ungoggo local government area at the total cost of N71.6m.
Also awarded by the government is the construction of a Police station at Ganduje town in Dawakin Tofa local government area as well as the construction of 12 police residential quarters in Kano metropolis.
At the occasion, attended by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim K. Idris, the governor said the “the move is an attempt to step up investment in security so as to protect lives and property”.
The IGP said he was happy that Kano was doing very well in terms of encouraging the police to deliver, pointing out that he had visited the state recently to commission projects executed for them by the Ganduje administration.