By Bashir Bello, Abuja.
Commander General, Nigerian Hunter and Forest Security Service, (NHFSS) Dr. Amb, Joshua O. Wole has commended the House of Representatives for allowing the amended bill on Nigerian Hunter and Forest Security Service to pass through the first reading.
The Commander who spoke during an appreciation visit to House of Representatives Member, Representing Dutsin-Ma/Kurfi Federal Constituency, Hon Aminu Balele on Wednesday , said he appreciated how the Green Chamber was able to expedite action and give the bill accelerated hearing.
The Organisation’s primary role, according to Amb. Wole is make sure that crimes such as kidnapping, banditry and rustling which are normally perpetrated in the forest are reduced to the barest minimum.
He Futher recalled how the NHFSS was able to rescue the relative of the Emir ofJimeta from bandits who were embedded in the forest in Adamawa State.
He further noted that, the NHFSS would in collaboration with agencies such as the Army, Police and others security apparatuses fight crimes if given the National Assembly approval.
He noted that the 9th Senate under the current Vice President, Kashim Shettima had passed the bill on NHFSS before sending it to the lower House for its approval .
Amb Wole therefore solicited the support of Hon. Aminu Balele to ensure that bill is duly passed and accented to.
Responding, Hon. Aminu Balele commended the Commander of NHFSS adding that the group though dedicated to fighting crimes in the county is doing so as voluntary organisation that raises money for its operations by the members.
He further said that it would be good if the 10th Assembly fast track the passage of the bill so that NHFSS can fully be a government funded agency.
He promised to speak with the Speaker of the House in order to ensure that the bill is speedily passed.