By Felix Igboanugo : The Inspector General of Nigeria Police Force Mr. Ibrahim Idris has described Governor Obiano as a governor who shows serious commitment to issues of security, He gave the indication at the handover of the land and the foundation laying for the construction of the permanent site of the fifty-fourth Police Mobile Force Squadron Onitsha, Aguleri Barracks to the Nigeria Police Force, According to Mr. Idris, the governor’s innovations especially in involving communities in the security business, promotion of cordial relationship between Fulani herdsmen and host communities and allowances to men of the Force on Special duties, are second to none.
Speaking at the event Governor Obiano stated that the Aguleri community decided to give the land free of charge as their contribution towards his administration’s security initiative. He assured that the project will be fully completed and handed over by his administration in record time.
The governor extolled the Nigeria Police for their key roles in achieving the security that Ndi Anambra are enjoying, and urged the officers to remain committed to their duties.
In a welcome address, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula stated that the event is a confirmation of the partnership between the Force Headquarters and the present administration aimed at improving the efficiency of the Force through functional synergy with stakeholders
In a vote of thanks, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 9, Mr Karma who was a former Commissioner of Police in the state, thanked Governor Obiano for keeping to his promise of securing the land for the project.
The fifty-four PMF squadron Onitsha was established in 2008 to help stem the tide of violent and heinous crimes at the time but had ever since faced the challenge of accommodation. Highpoints of the event includes the laying of foundation stone for the project as well as demonstration parade by men of the squadron.
Source: Anambra State Government