By Stanley Nwako
Anambra State Government has presented 35 vans to security agencies in the state.
This brings the number donated to the agencies recently to 40 as it had earlier given out five of such vehicles to enhance their operations.
The security agencies which benefited from the gesture were the Police, Army, Navy and the National Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.
Handing over the vehicles to the agencies at Ekwueme Square, Awka, Governor Willie Obiano said his government would continue to make efforts to improve on the security situation in the state.
Governor Obiano announced that his administration had also concluded arrangements to distribute another 100 vehicles to the security agencies in the second batch of the programme.
The Governor expressed happiness that the government interventions in the security sector had yielded positive fruits by reducing criminal activities in the area.
Governor Obiano noted that the State’s Security Trust Fund Fund would be inaugurated in no distant time and called for support from citizens to ensure its success.
He applauded the security agencies and vigilante groups for standing behind the government in its fight against crime.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police incharge of the South East, Mr Val Ntomchukwu who said the vehicles would support security efficiently, urged other governors to emulate Governor Obiano’s vision in the sector.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Mr Garba Umar who appreciated the Governor for the gesture, pledged that the vehicles would be utilized appropriately in fighting crime.