Tuesday, December 5, 2023

No hiding place for criminals in Abia State henceforth — Ikpeazu

The brand new Eastern Ngwa Divisional Police Headquarters Building Umuobiakwa, Obingwa Local Government Area built by the Abia State Government has been commissioned by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.

Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, said his administration places premium on security of lives and property.

He described it as the bedrock of sustainable development.

The Governor also stated that criminals will no longer find any hiding place in the State.

He appreciated the Service Commanders of the various security services in the State for their cooperation and hardwork.

Governor Ikpeazu also commended officers and men of the Nigeria Police for their selfless service and charged the Inspector General of Police to continue to encourage them for optimal performance.

The Governor while recalling that his administration completed and handed over the brand new Zone 9 Police Headquarters Umuahia to the Nigerian Police assured that it would continue to provide logistics to security agencies to enable them discharge their duties effectively.

The Governor disclosed that the cordial working relationship between government and security agencies had yielded positive results, adding that the prevailing peace in the state is attributable to the robust working relationship with all security agencies in the state.

Speaking while commissioning the police headquarters, Usman, who described the station of being up to international standard, noted that it is furnished with 24 hours power, which will aide the job of the police.

Usman noted that Governor Ikpeazu has through the facility brought motivation and encouragement to the Nigeria Police and promised that his men will justify the gesture with improved performance.

The Inspector General of Police used the forum to thank Ikpeazu for bequeathing to the Zone 9 Police Headquarters, Umuahia a permanent and modern Office accommodation that is of International standard and for launching an ICT-driven security architecture in line with international best practices.

He said Ikpeazu has through the gesture entered the “Guinness Record Book” as Police most friendly Governor, charging his men to protect and defend the facility as their own.

In their goodwill messages, the Chairman, Obingwa LGA, Uloma Nwogu; Chairman, Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Joseph Nwabeke; and Chief Ike Onyenweaku congratulated the Governor on his developmental projects across the state, including the security of lives and property of the citizenry and expressed optimism that he would do more in the Senate come 2023.

Ikpeazu had earlier handed over the newly built Divisional Police Officers’ Quarters, Umuobiakwa to the IGP and was witnessed by the AIG Zone 9, Umuahia, Isaac Akinmoyede, and State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Bala, while the IGP later commissioned the newly-completed one storey edifice for the Ubakala Divisional Police Headquarters, Umuahia and the Special Protection Unit Building at Zone 9 Headquarters, Umuahia witnessed by other Service Commanders; Secretary to Abia State Government, Chris Ezem; and Chief of Staff to the Governor Chief Okey Ahiwe, amongst others.

(The Eagle Online)



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