By Uzair Adam Imam
The Nigerian Hunters Council (NHC), under the leadership of its Commander-General, Joshua Osatimehin, has sought government’s recognition as official security agency to enable them fighting bandits and banditry in the country.
Osatimehin disclosed this yesterday, Monday, at Abuja, at the end of a five-day capacity training for over 7000 personnel of the NHC on corporate safety and conservation.
He also added that they their personnel are now very committed towards fighting bandits, kidnappers and other forms of criminality in the society.
Meanwhile, Osatimehin also appealed to the National Assembly to ensure that the Nigerian Hunters Council bill 2020 becomes a law with immediately.
“We have our headquarters and offices in the 36 states of the federation. What we want the government to do is to recognise hunters as a security agency in Nigeria. If this can be recognised by an enabling law, crimes and criminality will be drastically reduced in Nigeria.”
“The bill has passed first and second reading and the public hearing at the senate, any moment from now we expect it to be passed into law and we will not relax until government gives us the enabling law.
“When you aspire to acquire what you desire you don’t need to retire but you `refire’,’’ he added.