Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has appealed to the Forestry Protection, Timber Contractors and Madrid Producers Union to help the state government in its fight against kidnapping.
Fintiri made the call when he received the newly elected state officials of the union in his office on Monday in Yola.
He said that the members of the union had one thing or the other to do in the forest, hence the need for them to alert security operatives when they encountered kidnappers in bushes.
Fintiri said that the state government had put measures in place to deal with kidnappers caught in the act and appealled to the union to contribute its part to the efforts.
The governor congratulated the new executive team and advised them to use their wealth of experience to discharge their responsibilities to the best of their ability.
He assured the officials of government’s readiness to support the union for the development of the state.
Earlier in his remarks, Alhaji Sani Yaya, President of the union, solicited for the support and cooperation of the state government to enable them to succeed.
Yaya said that the union was complementing government effort in terms of job creation and revenue generation.
According to him, the union has created over 17,000 jobs for the teaming youth of the state and pays tax to the government. (NAN)