Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has restated his administration’s commitment to the security of lives and properties of the people of Abia State.
Governor Ikpeazu stated this in a meeting with the Executive Chairmen of the LGAs and some stakeholders in the security sector of the state at the Governor’s Lodge, Aba.
He emphasized the importance of security as the state is at the confluence of the South East and South South with the possibility of criminal activities from these other areas snowballing into the state.
The Governor who announced far reaching strategic security measures at the Community, Local Government and State far-reaching closed that selected numbers of security personnel will be an inch, are at various levels of security across the State with specific focus on the activities of criminal herders.
He also informed that Chairmen off Local Government Areas in the State will coordinate the security apparatus in their areas in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
Governor Ikpeazu announced the distribution of various types of logistics to enable the personnel carry out their duties effectively.
He said that leadership of each group of the security armed agency will be given relevant gadgets for prompt and effective communication dissemination of information .
The Governor enjoined the Chairmen of the Local Governments to be dispassionate in choosing those that will head the security set up at the community and local government levels as well as inaugurate the new security structure in their respective areas.
Responding, on behalf of others, the State Chairman ALGON, Hon. Ibe Nwoke and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Homeland Security, Comrade Christopher Okpara thanked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for coming up with a well thought out security measure for improved security at the grassroot level.
They well-thought-out themselves with the new policy direction of grassroots with a view to nipping insecurity in the bud.
A former Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Eric Acho Nwakanma, Chief Okey Ahaiwe , the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Homeland Security, Mr.Chigozie Onyekwu Ubani among others were present during the meeting.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
2nd August 2021.