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OVERSIGHT VISIT BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Chairman, Senate Committee on States and Local Government, Senator Abdullahi Gumel during the committee’s oversight visit to the Agency said it is very important we take very good care of our Border Communities to check insecurity in the country.

In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of BCDA, Captain Junaid Abdullahi said BCDA as a strategic Agency of government is charged with the provision of infrastructural development to the Border Communities as they are also the gateway into the country.

He added that there is the need to secure the loyalty of the border communities by providing them with the basic infrastructural amenities to ensure that their allegiance is to Nigeria.

MINISTARIAL AD-HOC DEFENSE AND SECURITY THINK – TANK TEAM

Ministerial Ad-Hoc Defense and Security Think – Tank Team paid a courtesy visit to the Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) on Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 to evaluate security challenges in the country and its bordering communities.

The chairman of the committee General Abdul Hamid Malik said the committee’s main focus is to appraise the security challenges in Nigeria, of which Boko Haram Militancy, Movement of arms at national and domestic levels are the greatest.

The committee seeked for collaboration with BCDA to find ways in working together and make life better in the border areas to enable them have a sense of belonging as Nigerians and to gain their total loyalty to the nation for maximum border security.

The Executive Secretary of the Agency in his speech thanked the committee for the visit. He informed them that the Agency is doing all it could to ensure that people of the border communities have all the necessary amenities they need, as it will determine their loyalty to the nation. He further said that both BCDA and the committee have a vital role to play in the border areas and should therefore complement each other.

The Executive Secretary added that security and development are intertwined and need each other to function well.

In attendance were the Management Team and some other staff of the Agency.

BCDA HAS A NEW EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

BCDA HAS A NEW EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

The new Executive Secretary, Captain Junaid Abdullahi resumed office on Thursday, 18th October, 2018.

Shortly after his resumption, a handover meeting was held with the Outgoing Director, Management of the agency and Units Heads.

In her handover address, the Outgoing Director Mrs. Jummai Idakwo expressed her appreciation to the Management Team and the entire Staff of the Agency for the cooperation received throughout the period she served as Overseeing Director. She enjoined Staff to extend the same working pattern with the New Executive Secretary as she presented her Handover Note to him.

The Executive Secretary, in his response said it was an honour and privilege to join the Agency’s Management Team. He said with the strategic nature of the Agency to Government, the task before the Management is to reposition, reinvigorate, reorganize the Agency in line with its mandate for effective delivery.

He emphasized on the need for proactive approach as our major responsibility is to bring socio-economic development to the border communities who though are in large population are isolated due to poor roads and communication networks, and are vulnerable to cross border banditry, smuggling activities and infiltration by undesirable elements.

He further said, the focus areas will be to conduct NEEDS Assessment to prepare a five-year program of action for the development of the border communities. This, he added will be achieved after a repositioning of the Human Resources which is the biggest asset of the organization.

The Executive Secretary was accompanied in the event by his support Staff.

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