Rivers State Governor Security investment in 3 years

This has been one of the most challenging aspects of governance
over the last three years. Despite the deliberate plots by the
Federal Government to sabotage security in Rivers State, Governor
Wike has continued to churn out innovations that have made the
state one the most secured states of the Federation.
Through the provision of dedicated support, logistics and funding
for the police, Governor Wike has made Rivers State secure, safe
and peaceful. It is for this reason that Rivers State is now the
destination choice for workshops, conferences, seminars, sporting
events and religious activities.
Since 2015, Governor Wike has procured over 300 patrol vans for
all security agencies, more than 50 armed personnel carriers, over
50 security gun boats and has restored the monthly security grants
suspended by the Amaechi administration.
These investments have enhanced the operational efficiency of the
security agencies. The administration has also invested in the
construction of operational and residential buildings for the Army,
Navy, Air Force, DSS and Police.
The State Amnesty Programme also reduced the level of cultism
and kidnapping in different communities, making the state safer.
When some cultists attempted to hold the state to ransom,
Governor Wike was proactive as his decisive interventions led to
the killing of Don Wanny and key members of his group.
The initial N200million bounty led to the tracking down of the killer
who troubled the state for 8 years. The State Security Council also
placed a N640million on 32 other cultists who were indicted for
compromising state security. Since that decisive action, relative
peace has returned to the Rivers State.
Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency
In a bid to improve the security of communities, Rivers State
Governor, Nysom Ezenwo Wike, initiated the Rivers State
Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency.
The Neighbourhood Watch Corps Agency will support existing
security agencies with intelligence and information for them to
effectively fight crime and make the state safer.
Governor Wike sent an executive bill to the Rivers State House of
Assembly, which was passed by the House after series of public
hearing and consultation. The Rivers State Governor
gave his assent to the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps
Law No.8 of 2018.
The governor said that the Neighbourhood Watch Safety Corps
cannot work without the approval of security agencies who will
profile all the operatives
The Governor also gave his assent to the Rivers State Secret Cult
and Similar Activities (Prohibition) (Amendment) Law No.6 of 2018
and the Rivers State Kidnap (Prohibition) (Amendment) No.2 Law
No.7 of 2018.
Giving his assent to the three laws passed by the Rivers State
House of Assembly at the Government House, Port Harcourt,
Governor Wike said that the laws are necessary to enhance
security across the state.
He said that Neighbourhood Watch Safety Corps will support
existing security agencies with intelligence and information for
them to effectively fight crime and make the state safer.
He debunked claims by opposition elements that the State
Government plans to use the Neighbourhood Watch to arm youths.
The governor said that the corps is a replica of what is already in
existence in Lagos State.
The Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency is already
operational with the inauguration of the Boardof Directors by
Governor Wike. The organisation has started the process of
recruiting quality operatives for the agency.
Amongst the Board of Directors of the Neighbourhood Safety
Corps Agency is a retired Army General, a retired Assistant
Commissioner of Police and a retired director of Department of
State Services.

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4 Comments

  1. Good update

  2. hmmm

  3. Enter your comment here…Good

  4. OK

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