The Yahaya Bello-led Kogi State Government has promised a cash reward of N500, 000 to any person with useful information that will lead to the arrest of criminals and people who spread false Information capable of disrupting public peace.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs Petra Akinti Onyegbule, Monday, in Lokoja said the move was aimed at consolidating the security efforts of the present administration in the State and ensuring peace and harmonious relationship amongst the good people of Kogi.
The statement noted that Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration was out to ensure the reduction of crime and criminality in the State and to also curb the attitude of some politically sponsored persons who spread false information against the government with a view to causing disquiet and rancour amongst the citizenry.
“Every information given will be treated with utmost confidentiality”, he said and called on the people to comply as “the issue of security is the collective responsibility of everyone and vigilance should remain our watchword.”
“The State government, therefore, enjoins everyone to muster their efforts at sustaining the peace and security currently experienced in the State by their continued cooperation”, he said.