Security: Anambra, private sector partner in 24-hr operation
.Govt receives security gadgets donated by philanthropist, Ubah
By Stanley Nwako
WELL-TO-DO people among ndi Anambra have been urged to continue donating to the security trust fund as a way of partnering the state government in provision of round-the-clock security of lives and properties in all the 189 communities.
Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, made the call while taking delivery of security equipment and gadgets donated by Senator Representing Anambra South, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah at FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium, Nnewi, yesterday.
Items received for the government include 6,000 streetlights surveillance cameras, 1,000 walkie talkies, trained personnel and others.
Speaking while receiving the gadgets as part of activities to flag off Anambra South Security Surveillance and Information Technology Summit, Gov. Soludo said the donor symbolises the Anambra spirit.
“Senator IfeanyiUbah is a true onye Anambra, so I appreciate, congratulate and applaud him on behalf of the government and good people of Anambra. We gladly accept this gift for the safety of Anambra South. We must ensure that the skilled security people adhere to the Anambra State Vigilante Law and Police Act. The Solution Security Team, made up of Commissioner for Homeland Affairs, Chief Chikodi Anarah, Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, AVM Ben Chiobi, and Chief of Staff, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, would work with him to make sure that security agencies are operating cooperatively in accordance with the existing security architecture. I must express my sincere gratitude to Sen. Ifeanyichukwu Ubah for coming up with this specific idea to secure Anambra South. The seven local governments in Anambra South, including Ogbaru, were under siege when I took over office. Because of the gun violence and homicides that were occurring at the time, we couldn’t conduct campaigns in these areas adequately. We made the decision to take on these crooks and retake our state. Everyone’s job is to protect lives and property. Men, women, and children all have a part to play. Speak up if you see something,” the governor said.