Hama Bachama hosts participants from National Defense College
Hama Bachama, Chairman Bachama Traditional Council Homun Dr. Daniel Shaga Ismaila, CON, (Kpawo Nomwe Gilongo Diya) has maintained that insecurity remains the most significant hindrance to farming and agriculture, development of critical infrastructure, education, tourism and socio-economic development in general.
The Monarch made this statement in his Palace at Numan, Adamawa state, Northeast Nigeria on Thursday when he received in audience 38 participants of Course 32 of the National Defense College who are in the State on a study tour.
He told the visitors that until now, the state, most especially the Southern zone and in particular Numan federation where his domain is located had suffered diverse security challenges like conflicts between herders and farmers, frequent invasion of innocent communities by aliens, kidnap for ransom amongst herders, among other crisis prone disputes. He appreciated Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for putting in a lot of effort, human and material resources to stabilize the security situation of the state.
He informed the nation’s defenders that the commitment of Governor Fintiri on tackling insecurity has brought about its reduction. He said no community in the Southern zone is currently overwhelmed by disputes, conflicts and clashes as it used to be.
The first class Monarch whose priority is the creation, sustenance and promotion of peace in his domain and beyond recommended that as a way to further consolidate the current relative peace in the state, stakeholders must continue to discuss more seriously the need to modernize cattle grazing and to adopt modern agricultural methods which have the advantage of yeiding higher outputs and profits, reducing conflicts and creating more secure environment.
The monarch further suggested that it is significant that government establishes more higher institutions of learning in the Southern Senatorial District, especially for the deprived communities of Numan Federation.
In his remarks, the team leader, Commodore Sunday Yahaya, said the defence institution of Nigeria Armed Forces, pay serious attention to the experiences of monarchs as well as share their own knowledge on national and international security to assist traditional rulers do more towards securing their regions and the nation.
On behalf of the team and the management of the defense College, Commodore Yahaya commended the Bachama Monarch for choosing to be a fervent security and peace advocate.
He noted that despite the many security challenges that had bedeviled his domain, he is able to have proper control of his subjects and stopped them from taking the law into their hands.
He informed the King and his council that since establishment in 1992, the institution (NDC) has trained 2,750 security personnel including those from neighbouring nations at strategic levels to strengthen National and sub-regional security for peace and development.
Commodore Yahaya added that the current course participants are in six teams visiting different states in the country simultaneously.
The team leader added that the tour is an important aspect of the course designed purposely to acquaint participants with the socio-political environment of states and the country.
The team later presented Homun Dr Daniel Shaga Ismaila CON with a gift as is the tradition of the college, and which symbolize the homeliness of the king and his strong disposition towards the peace and progress of Nigeria.