Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Northwest Nigeria, Samuel Aruwan, on Monday disclosed that some interest persons in the State kicked against his appointment to head the ministry.
The State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai had about a fortnight ago, sworn in 13 Commissioners, including Aruwan to head various ministries in the State.
However, addressing executive members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council, who paid him a courtesy visit, Aruwan said one does not need to be a security expert before attending to security issues.
The Commissioner said, “There was alot of apprehension when I was appointed. Some people said I am not a security expert, and that I am a journalist, why should I be appointed. But as a journalist, l am very versatile in every aspect of the society. I don’t need to be a security expert to man this ministry.
“We have security challenges in the State, but we will overcome it soon.
We will continue to partner with the media to move this State forward. The media is my constituency, one day I will return to the field to report news again. I am grateful to you for coming”.
Earlier, the NUJ Chairman, Comrade Adamu Yusuf, while presenting a letter of congratulations to Aruwan, expressed happiness over his appointment, saying, “You are our own, and that is why executive members of the council have come to facilitate with you. We wish you success”.