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Kwara Gov assumes office; holds maiden Security Council meeting 



Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Thursday performed his first official duty by holding the Security Council meeting to receive briefings from all the heads of security agencies in the state.

The meeting, which held behind closed doors, was attended by all the members of the council, including the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, the Emir of Ilorin, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun, among others.

The state Security Council comprises the Governor, his Deputy, heads of the Police, Directorate of State service (DSS), Nigerian Army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Emir of Ilorin as Chairman of the state Council of Chiefs.

 Briefing journalists after the meeting, CP Egbetokun said members of the Council met the governor who showed deep understanding of security as the Chairman of the State’s Security Council.

 “He understands that without security, no meaningful development can be achieved.

 “The Security Chiefs then took turns to brief His Excellency about the security situation in the state. All the issues raised were discussed and decisions were made,” he said.

 The Governor also met with the Kwara State Council of Chiefs with 16 of the 19 members of the council attended the meeting, whose chairman is the Emir of Ilorin.

 The Governor was also billed to meet later Thursday with Kwara Elders and Leaders of Thoughts and representatives of the civil servants in the state.

 Abdulrazaq had earlier inspected the Government House and Governor’s Lodge.

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