Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has again expressed his administration’s determination to secure lives and property in the State.
He said such commitment remains the propelling factor, his administration has continued to perform creditably in tackling security challenges in the State.
Speaking when he received in audience, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Enugu, Brig. General Lasisi Adeboye and his entourage at Government House, Owerri, Tuesday, Ihedioha said, the successes and achievements recorded insecurity in the State, can be attributed to the unflinching support of citizens of the state, in addition to the collaboration and synergy between the state government and security agencies.
In a statement by Chibuike Onyeukwu, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, he assured that efforts geared towards ridding the state of crimes and criminality will remain the priority of his administration.
“It was challenging tackling insecurity in the state after the elections, but we have now found our rhythm in corroboration with the security agencies to deal with crime in the State.
“The Army has been working with us in tackling security challenges in the State,” he said.
While harping on the need for continued unity and peaceful existence in the country, he said, “We have only one nation. Nigeria is one united country and we will continue to encourage our people to promote ethos of national unity”.
The governor commended the Nigerian Army for deploying General Adeboye to 83 Division, expressing optimism that with his wealth of experience, he would live up to expectation.
“We want to assure you of the commitment and readiness of the government and the good people of Imo State to corroborate with the Nigerian Army in general, the 82 Division and 32 Artillery Brigade, Obinze in particular”.
Earlier in a remark, General Adeboye commended Governor Ihedioha for his unwavering commitment to ensuring the security of the people of the state, adding that the Nigerian Army appreciates his administration’s support to its operations in the State and in the nation at large.
Present at the meeting include: Commander of 34 Artillery Brigade Obinze, Yusuf Tukura, Imo State Commissioner of Police, CP Rabiu Ladodo, Chairman, Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Eze Sam Ohiri and some top government officials.