Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, on Saturday, appealed to the National Assembly to ensure speedy passage of the Hunters Bill 2020 into law.
Senator Biodun Olujimi, who represents Ekiti South, sponsored the bill which has already passed first and second readings at both chambers of the National Assembly.
Bello, while receiving the Hunters Council of Nigeria, in Abuja, specified that hunters can help the Federal Government to fight insecurity.
The Governor testified that the use of hunters in crime fighting has reduced insecurity in Kogi.
Bello said: “I will urge the national assembly to pass this bill into law so that we will be able to empower all of you to take the security head on.
“You can see exactly what our hunters are doing in Kogi state. Sometimes, they even rescue some of our security personnel.
“So when every inch of the land is been represented by you, you need to secure every inch of the land.
“When we take care of every inch of the land, our communities will be safe, our roads will be safe, our local governments will be safe, our states will be safe and of course, our nation will be safe.
“I thank you for your support, for this your call, and for lending your voice and promising your support to this movement.”