Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has presented two brand new four-bedroom bungalows, each with boy’s quarters, to the Nigerian Army and the Police as official residence of the Heads of the Army and Police formations in the Obingwa area of the state.
The governor presentated the houses on Friday as part of the activities marking this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, while Performing the function at Umuobiakwa, Obingwa LGA.
According to him, “the provision of decent accommodation, is a key factor in ensuring that our security men are to carry out their legitimate responsibilities effectively and especially when such accommodations are located within their areas of operation”.
The Governor added that “we do not have to wait till our soldiers and police officers die before honoring the great work they do in keeping us safe.”
Governor Ikpeazu stated that his administration will continue to provide support to security agencies because the the provision of security is a key enabler for development in the State.
Ikpeazu said the two houses shall serve as official residences of the Commander of the Army Squad at Ohanze and the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Eastern Ngwa Police Division at Umuobiakwa.
He noted that the two security formations play very critical roles in ensuring the security of lives and properties of the people of Obingwa and its environs, and as such were truly deserving of the gestures.
The Governor noted in particular that the Eastern Ngwa Police Divisional headquarters has been at Umuobiakwa for close to three and a half decades with no official residence for the DPO who most times comes to work from outside the area.
He challenged the Security Chiefs to make adequate use of the buildings, reminding them that they have a responsibility to protect and manage it well for their use and for their successors going forward.
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Ikpeazu had announced the arrest of a soldier who shot and killed a motorcyclist because of N100 bribe in Abia.