Yobe set to establish Hisbah Police
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has unveiled plans to establish Hisbah Police to effectively cater for the welfare needs of orphans and vulnerable groups in the state.
The governor disclosed this at the second phase of the disbursement of ten million naira to 200 orphans in the state, saying “We are going to establish Hisbah Corps to champion the course of orphans’ welfare, more especially their education and health in a bid to secure their future”.
Governor Buni explained that the Hisbah Corps will coordinate mass weddings for less privileged orphans across the state.
“Our decision to wade into supporting the orphans, widows among other vulnerable groups is to empower them with a start-up capital for self-reliance.”
He added “We must join hands together to help those who lost their parents taking into cognizance the decade age long insurgency suffered across the state”.
The governor also directed the State Ministry of Wealth Creation, Empowerment and Employment Generation to immediately empower 400 mothers of the benefiting orphans under the program so as to become self-reliant.
In his remarks, the Coordinator of the programme and Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious Affairs, Ustaz Babagana Mallam Kyari, commended Governor Buni for his consistent concern to the plight of orphans and widows in the state.
He noted that through his office, the governor had set up Yobe State Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, which has in the last three years, resolved more than 1,000 cases across communities in the state.