By: Lebel Daniel,
In its efforts to enhance the efficiency and productivity of the local vigilante group and to bring awareness to other youths on the need to be more security conscious, the Leadership of the Caretaker Committee of Tudun-wada Youths’ Forum (TWYF) in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has today organized a security submit in order to help the youths have good tips on security and how to secure their neighbourhoods more.
The event, held at LEA Pilot Science Primary School Tudun-wada, a community in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State was attended by various security outfits and other organization operating in the state.
Apart from the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), other security and non-security operatives in attendance include, the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), the Department of State Security Service (DSS), National Orientation Agency NOA, Leadership of the vigilante groups in the area, the Traditional Council of Tudun-wada, amongst many other good spirited individuals.
In his welcoming address the Deputy youth Leader of the Caretaker Committee of TWYF Mr. Kefas Mwanret Dagin ( aka SENZY), appreciated all the security agencies for their support thus far stressing that "security is a panacea for development, for where there is no security, there will be no peace, and where there is no peace, there will be no unity and where there is no unity, I assure you that, there will be no development.
"it is in line with this that the forum deem it fit to organize this submit so as to sensitize and conscientize the youths on the internal security structure (neighbourhood watch) in our various communities to meet up with the security challenges ranging from drug addiction/peddling, theft, burglary, car snatching and other valuables, cultism, homosexuality and lesbianism just to mention but a few.
"I want to also commend and applaud the National Orientation Agency (NOA) for their immense support in all ramifications to make this sensitization a success.
“It is of utmost importance to note the following stakeholders the traditional council, clergies, unit leaders of various communities and other interest groups for having confidence on us by supporting us in diverse ways"
On his own part the state Director of NOA, Mr. Bulus Dabit, appreciated the commitment showed by the Leadership of TWYF to the agency and the quest to sensitize the community.
He said, "Perhaps the most important human resource that we have in the country and that every nation is proud of is the youths population and I believe that our youths are leaders not of tomorrow but leaders of today.
"I believe that Tudun-wada youths are aware that the great future of this country begins today that is why we are gathered here today to interface with youths of this community because you constitute a very important segment of the society for that we believe in you"
he further added that, "I want to commend other youths in the state to emulate the activities of Tudun-wada youths.”