Wednesday, 14 January 2015

2015- Akpabio urge Security agencies to be watchful

2015- Akpabio urge Security agencies to be watchful
Governor Godswill Akpabio has called on Nigerian security agencies  to be on the watch out  for people or politicians wanting to truncate the country’s democracy by threatening to form a parallel government if they lose the forthcoming general elections.

Akpabio, who made the call Tuesday when the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba paid him a courtesy visit at executive chambers of Governor’s Office, Uyo, urged the security agents to place such politicians on surveillance to stop them from carrying out their threat, describing such as anti-democratic tendency.
He lamented that most achievements of President Jonathan were subsumed  in false propaganda by the opposition party and hoped next general elections would be anchored on tangible achievements by different political parties.

 The governor, who congratulated the inspector general of police on his recent appointment, said his track record has been impressive, thanking  President Jonathan for the appointment, and expressing the belief leadership comes from God and that his appointment has been designed by God.

Akpabio said his visit has shown his determination to ensure credible and peaceful elections, where no lives in the state would be lost and disclosed that the state is always peaceful and that the state is not an attractive destination for criminals  because of the joint corroboration among security chiefs in the state.

Abba hinted that he visited the state to discuss with zonal officers from  Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers and Ebonyi states to see the efforts they have made to change the attitude of all police officers in applying the ethical and valued policies in the force.

He explained his visit was to see the efforts to change policing strategy, intelligent policing to ensure democratic laid down policing, saying that he would seize the opportunity to discuss and interact with political parties leadership, and enjoining the police as stakeholders to ensure credible and peaceful elections next month.

The  inspector general of police applauded the governor for his numerous assistance he has given to the state police force through the building of Mobile Police Base in Uyo,  building of provision of fleet of patrol vehicles, provision of bullet proof vests, communication gadgets, among others, and assured the state governor that the men of the police force will put in their best to have credible elections by next month.

In another development, the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba has commissioned  30 patrol vehicles equipped with communication gadgets and two armored cars donated by Akwa Ibom Government to Nigeria Police Force in the state.

Commissioning the vehicles at the Government House Banquet hall grounds, Uyo, Abba said the patrol vehicles would reduce crime with at least two vehicles in every street and town in the state, calling on the state police command to ensure that crime has been brought to its minimum in the state.
Assuring that every person in the state would feel safe and secure, he then assured the state government  of their  readiness to tackle crime both in the state and in the country.

Governor Akpabio remarked, “This gesture by our state government to the police force is to deepen our cooperation and I am happy to note that the police force has assisted our state in ensuring the safety of every Akwa Ibom person. I must use this opportunity to thank the public for cooperating with the police force in tackling crime in the state”.

Speaking earlier, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gabriel Achong who had thanked the Governor for his laudable contributions to the police force, stressed that the vehicles would create expansion and intelligent policing strategy in the state, pledging their commitment to ensuring peace and security of the state.

Meanwhile, Godswill Akpabio Hall has been commissioned at the state Police Headquaters,  Ikot Akpan Abia.

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