Kaduna Govt Engages Village Heads To Tackle Insecurity
The Kaduna State Government has said village heads constitute a veritable front line of security information that can assist efforts towards providing early warning, thwart threats and enhance peace and harmony in our communities.
Professor Kabir Mato, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said this while addressing a press conference in Kaduna.
According to him, the services of 17,000 village heads will assist the state government in tackling insecurity as well as mobilise to their subjects to immunise their children against child killer diseases.
Mato said the strategic position of village heads makes them invaluable in government’s quest to effectively cover the entire state with immunisation and providing prompt information on security issues.
“The village and ward heads are such valuable partners in increasing immunisation coverage and improving record keeping at the grassroots. They can mobilise communities to participate in immunisation and registration of births and deaths.
“For these roles, the state government has decided to pay a monthly allowance to 17,000 wards heads. This allowance represents a token of appreciation for their roles in complimenting formal government efforts towards delivery of public goods in the health and security sectors. This move also marks a major landmark in the restructuring of this traditional institution in the state, to perform defined roles and deploy its relevance in modern governance,” he said.