EBONYI State Governor, David Umahi has commissioned 60 operational vehicles procured for security agencies and Ebonyians’ security outfit codenamed, ‘Ebubeagu’
He also stated that Ebubeagu security outfit is not after the Eastern Security Indigenous Network of the People of Biafra but focused on protecting lives of Ebonyians and ndi Igbo from criminalities.
A total of 20 brand new Hilux vans and 40 number Toyota Sienna buses were commissioned by Governor Umahi at new Government House, Ochoudo Centenary City, Abakaliki.
Umahi disclosed that the Ebubeagu security outfit, which is yet to be launched, would have an encompassing uniform after launching it across the various states of the South East.
He called on the nation’s leaders to forget 2023 aspirations but focus on fixing the nations’ security challenges to secure a greater future for Nigerians.
“Let’s forget about 2023 and amend fences and let leaders of this country begin to mind their words.
“Our nation is so much at a crossroad. I was so shocked when people are announcing dates for 2023 elections. It is very unfortunate because the nation is quite challenged now. It is not a matter of Mr. President or a matter of the governors, all leaders must take responsibility at this stage because it is not what we preach in public that is the issue.
It is when we are confronted with a decision that will secure the future of our children, what do we do with that? And I keep saying that no man takes his money to the grave because this problem we are into is because we leaders have failed to secure the future of our children and we still have not changed, so it is time to have a rethink. The resources of this country can build this country.”
He decried the situation where people attributed the travails of the nation’s to politicking and called on all and sundry to rally round to restore normalcy.
He commended the security agencies for their resilience in protecting the people, especially in restoring peace at Effium.