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Governor Sani signs Kaduna State Security Trust Fund Bill into law

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State signed the State Security Trust Fund into law as part of his administration’s efforts to address the issue of insecurity. Law No. 22 of 2018 on the State Security Trust Fund is repealed by the bill.

This was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday by Governor Sani’s Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Shehu.

The act aims to allocate funds for the procurement and implementation of security apparatus, as well as human and material resources required for the efficient operation of all federal, state, and local government security organizations operating in Kaduna State.

Governor Sani explained that part of the security funds will be reserved for the training and retraining of security personnel.

The law also established the State Security Trust Fund board of trustees which will be capable of holding, purchasing, and acquiring any property for the trust fund. Additionally, the statement said the representatives of the private sector will manage the fund in collaboration with other critical stakeholders in the security sector.

Governor Sani that a portion of the cash would also be used for psychological operations meant to win over people’s hearts. Security personnel will also get training and retraining to enable them to respond to both present and emerging security concerns.

He further appealed to corporate organizations and public-spirited individuals to donate generously to the fund, stating that security is everybody’s business.

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