The Governor of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang, has expressed his appreciation to President Bola Tinubu for his support to states-owned security outfits.
The governor said this at the passing out of 600 personnel of the Plateau State security outfit, known as Operation Rainbow, in Jos on Wednesday.
Mutfwang, who was represented by his deputy, Ngo Josephine Piyo, said, “It is my pleasure to be here for the passing out parade of the Neighborhood Watch Operatives of Operation Rainbow. Today, we are witnessing the passing out of a crop of 600 gallant operatives who were carefully selected out of the numerous citizens of Plateau State.
“I wish to commend the Coordinator of Operation Rainbow, the Special Adviser on Security, the Chief Security Officer and other security agencies, who, within this short period, transformed, tutored and nurtured these young operatives to the end products which we see before us today.
“From the reports I have received and the parade we witnessed today, there is ample evidence that these soon-to-be gallant security officials have been put through the mills and have come out refined and ready to contribute their quota to the state’s effort to securing lives and property in our dear state.”
Mutfwang stated that the revitalisation of the outfit was timely, coming when the state needed consolidation on the gains of tackling security challenges that had ravaged the state for years.
He cautioned the operatives that his administration would not allow indiscipline and unprofessional conduct.
Earlier, the Coordinator, Operation Rainbow, AIG Bashir Dabup Makama (retd,), said the outfit was established pursuant to the Plateau State Rainbow and Neighborhood Watch Law 2012 passed by the state House of Assembly.