The newly-sworn-in Governor of Zamfara State, Dr Dauda Lawandare, said on Monday that he would collaborate with the Federal Government and neighbouring states to redesign security architecture of the state.
He said at his inaugural speech that the security situation of the state was a source of concern for all and sundry.
He said the new administration would pay greater attention to security by consulting with the Federal Government and with neighbouring Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, Kaduna and Niger states.
The governor said the collaboration would enable the state to galvanise ideas for lasting solution to the lingering problems of banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling that had grounded the state’s socioeconomic development.
Lawandare promised to support security agencies in the state with necessary equipment to enhance their operations in combating crime.
“We must put all hands on deck to tackle insecurity to enhance agriculture and industrial and educational development of the state,’’ he stressed.