Bauchi – President Goodluck Jonathan said in Bauchi on Saturday that the Federal Government would not relent in its effort at addressing the problem of insecurity in some parts of the country.
Speaking when he visited the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu, the Presdident said that the problem must be tackled for the country to progress.
He explained that one of the measures was the introduction of various skills acquisition programmes to tackle the problem of youth restiveness and create opportunities for employment.
The President commended the Emir for working towards ensuring peace in the state, adding that in spite of Bauchi being in the North East, it had remained relatively peaceful.
Jonathan also expressed satisfaction with the performance of the National Chairman of the PDP, Dr Ahmed Muazu, an indigene of Bauchi.
He observed that with the appointment of Muazu as the National Chairman of the party, PDP had stabilized and continued to forge ahead.
The President, who thanked the Emir for the warm reception accorded his entourage, however noted that the Bauchi Central Prison was too close to the palace.
He therefore suggested the re-location of the prison, promising to talk to the Minister of Interior on the issue.
Earlier in his remarks, the Emir had thanked the President for visiting him, expressing satisfaction with the cordial relationship existing between the people of Bauchi state and the Federal government.
He also thanked the Federal Government for appointing some indigenes of the state in some key positions, as well as establishing a Teaching Hospital, Federal Medical Centre and National Obstetric Fistula Centre in the state.
The President, Vice President Namadi Sambo and some prominent politicians, were in Bauchi to attend the North East Zonal Rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). (NAN)