Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has expressed readiness to build three-bedroom flats detached and nine self-contained apartments across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state to help address the issue of housing deficit among officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, serving in the state.
This, according to the state government, was part of Governor Umahi’s effort to reposition the force for effective and efficient policing across the nooks and crannies of the state
The Special Security Consultant to Ebonyi State Government, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, revealed this while inspecting some of the ongoing projects at Owutu Edda community, in the Afikpo South Local Government Area of the state, on Wednesday.
According to him, “the Governor and father of the state, made this promise about five months ago and today it is a reality with the buildings in the thirteen council areas at different levels of completion.
“This is a prototype of what the Governor is putting in place to provide befitting accommodations for the Divisional Police Officers, who will make use of the three bedroom flats while the junior officers will reside in the self contained apartments.
“I eulogize the Governor’s unfiltered zeal and enthusiasm to reposition the police. The government will also furnish the buildings with state-of-the-art facilities, before handing them over to the beneficiaries in the next few months to come.
“The administration of Governor David Umahi has provided body protective wears; operational vehicles; modern communication gadgets; among other facilities to help the police and other sister agencies to curb insecurity in the state. I attribute the appreciable level of peace in the state to the calculated investments so far made in the security architecture. I call on other Governors in the South-East region and beyond to emulate the leadership quality of Chief David Umahi.
“I appeal to the general public to desist from any act capable of endangering the lives of the officers and collaborate with them in the fight against hoodlums, by volunteering useful information that could help nib crime in the bud.
“The APC administration is fully committed to the security of lives and property of the people because it is the primary responsibility of every rational Government to do such. However, these attacks on police formations are unwarranted not just because we are making ourselves also porous to all forms of aggression, but these people that are being killed are our fathers, brothers, husbands and children.”