The Commander General of Nigeria Hunter and Forest Security Service (NHFSS), Amb. Joshua Osatimehin, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the NHFSS Bill recently transmitted to him by the National Assembly.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on the transmission of the Bill to President Buhari, the Commander General said the passage of the NHFSS Bill by the two chambers of the National Assembly last year was a welcomed development towards strengthening the protection of lives and property in the country.
He stated that the move has showed the determination of the lawmakers towards combating insecurity in the country.
He comnended the two chambers for approving the Bill after legislative deliberation and public hearing on the Bill in the past six years.
According to Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin, the Bill when finally signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari will give legal backing to the activities of NHFSS nationwide
The Commander General of NHFSS reiterated the determination of the Service towards complementing the efforts of formal security agencies in the fight against crimes most especially in the forest.
“Officers and men of NHFSS have already undergone series of training on security and intelligence gathering and are fully prepared to hit the ground running as soon as the Bill is signed into law and this will no doubt go a long way in improving the state of the nation’s security” He explained
While advising officers and men of NHFFS to remain patriotic and committed to their duties, Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin called for the support of all Nigerians in putting an end to security challenges confronting the country.