Insecurity - Plateau assembly urges security operatives to intensify surveillance in communities
By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos
Plateau State House of Assembly , on Tuesday resolved to officially write security formations in the state to intensify surveillance in communities that suffer from unwarranted attacks.
According to the state assembly, it is with a view to forestall ceaseless killing of people across Communities in the State.
The House’s resolution follows a motion of urgent public importance by member representing Jos North West Esther Simi Dusu on last week’s killing of four miners at Dong Community.
Member representing Jos North West constituency Esther Dusu ,in a motion called on the State Government to mobilize for a security Outpost in Dong, Jos North Local Government to protect citizens from unprovoked attacks.
Citing last week’s killing of four persons in a mining site, the lawmaker decried the carnage people in the community had suffered lately.
Contributing to the motion, members of the House noted stringent measures must be taken to address security challenges in the State
Speaker of the State Assembly Yakubu Sanda in a resolution expressed the House’s resolve to visit Communities affected by the incident.
Meantime, the House deputy speaker Saleh Yipmong in a motion called on Local Governments in the State, the State Legislative Arm, Development Associations as well as Formal and Non Formal sectors to key into the Plateau State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency scheme so as to benefit from the State Universal Health Coverage initiative.
Members in support of the motion challenged PLASCHEMA to make its services more accessible to ensure effective publicity of its activities stepped down to the grassroot.
In a resolution, the House resolved to summon PLASCHEMA, Primary Healthcare Development Board and the State Ministry of Health to furnish it with information about its activities.
Our correspondent also reports that two bills secured first reading.
They are Plateau State meat product inspection bill 2022 sponsored by Mohammed Abubakar and the Plateau State University of Agriculture Garkawa bill 2022 sponsored by the majority leader Naanlong Daniel.