Six hundred male and female volunteers under what is popularly called the Civilian JTF, are currently undergoing capacity building in civil protection and vocational skills acquisition with majority of them in high spirit when they received Borno State’s Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan. The Ministry of Justice coordinates the affairs of the Civilian JTF as part of its mandate to protect the rights of citizens and to ensure lawful conducts by members of the Civilian JTF.
The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP is facilitating the training through a partnership with Government of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa State.
Under the partnership, Borno State has 600 trainees while Yobe has 100 under the Batch ‘A’ category. Another set of 600 members of the Civilian JTF from Borno State and 100 from Adamawa are to start training in January, 2018 under the Batch B category. Each batch undergoes 15 days capacity building exercises.
Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan took time off and drove to an undisclosed venue in Plateau State to monitor the progress of the training and to deliver goodwill messages from Governor Kashim Shettima aimed at boosting the moral of the trainees. Venue of the training is not disclosed for security reasons.
During the Commissioner’s interactions, members of the Civilian JTF from Borno State were particularly commended by their instructors and course coordinators for exhibiting high level of commitment and professionalism in the training.
Barrister Kaka Shehu thanked the Civilian JTF members for their sacrifice and patriotism, noting that Governor Kashim Shettima and the people of Borno State hold them in high esteem and will always support them in every means possible.
The Attorney General however urged the trainees to sustain their commitment and good behaviours so that they can benefit maximally from the training not only to impact on their State but also to develop their own potentials to become self employed.
Our correspondent reports that the trainees were elated on the visit by the Commissioner. They expressed satisfaction with the training and thanked Governor Kashim Shettima for his keen interest in the affairs of the Civilian JTF. They also thanked the Borno State Commissioners of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Professor Babagana Umara and the visiting Commissioner of Justice, for their respective roles in working with the UNDP for successful commencement of the training.