GOVERNOR WIKE STRESSES THE NEED FOR INCREASED BUDGETARY ALLOCATION FOR THE NATION’S SECURITY AGENCIES TO ENABLE THEM PERFORM.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on May 20, 2021
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stressed the need for increased budgetary allocation for the nation’s security agencies to enable them perform optimally in their constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and property.
Governor Wike made the assertion when the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba paid him a Courtesy Visit at Government House, Port Harcourt, noting that without security there will be no governance stressing that it is imperative for those in leadership positions to always support the police to achieve set objective.
The Governor noted his administration’s commitment to continually support the Police to carry out its duties, pointing out that the Rivers State Government will formally invite the Acting Inspector-General of Police to handover security equipment to the Police to aid their operations.
He emphasized the de-politicisation of security in the Country and lauded the Acting Inspector-General of Police for the choice of Rivers State for the launching of “Operation Restore Peace” in the South-South Geo-Political Zone.
Governor Wike while attributing the problem of non-performance of elected officers to INEC and the Police urged the Police Boss to be wary of the antics of Politicians and avoid being used to subvert the will of the people during elections.
He informed the Acting IGP that Rivers State under his watch would never support nor be part of any secession movement noting that plans by IPOB in the State will not be achieved.
Earlier, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba said he was in the state for the launching of “Operation Restore Peace, an initiative of the Police geared towards restoring peace in the Country amidst attacks by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and other armed groups on the Police and Public assets.
Alkali Baba lauded the State Governor for his support to the Nigerian Police for the effective discharge of its responsibility of protecting life and property.