AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka
Governor Willie Obiano has pledged to support and encouragement The Nigeria Police in performance of their statutory functions.
Obiano who said security formed one of the cardinal points of his administration stressed that that the issue of security, education , infrastructure among the enablers of his four point agenda are among vital things the Anambra State Government has taken serious effort to maintain adding that the state government would continue to support the Nigerian police at all time.
The Governor stated this at the All Nigeria Police Public Relations Officers Conference in Awka on Tuesday.
Obiano said state-of-the-art equipment would be donated to the Nigeria Police on Friday this week as part of efforts to support the Nigeria Police and enhance security of lives and property of the citizenry. “We have good business environment here in Anambra. We have our four pillars and enablers. These enablers include security, infrastructure, education, entrepreneur among others. You can see why we are security conscious.
“I want to reassure you of our support and assistance. You will get the best support no police command had ever got in Africa. Here in Nigeria,the constraint is fund .Paucity of fund makes hard for police to get all the necessary things. We shall give you some equipment, world best equipment. You will never go hungry while in Anambra State”, Obiano assured.
Earlier in his address, President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Christopher Isiguzo, who noted that the IGP Muhammed Adamu Abubakar and the Nigeria Police Force had been friendly with the media, urged the Police to continue to maintain a harmonious relationship with the Media.
He urged the Police to always give information to journalists when approach for such to avoid the press writing unbalanced, lopsided stories.
Force PPRO, Frank Mbah, in an interview, described the Conference as important saying the PPROs need to be trained and retrained in information dissemination, adding that the PPROs were vital in bridging the gap between the police and the public.
The event was attended by the Police Public Relations Officers from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory including the host state PPRO, Haruna Muhammed.
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