The new Commandant General of Imo Civil Guard,Mr Martin Ekeh, has assured Imolites of better days ahead under governor Emeka Ihedioha’s administration,boasting that Imo Civil Guards is at the verge of being repositioned for effective and efficient operation in the state.

Ekeh stated this in an exclusive interview with our reporter ,yesterday.He added that, his appointment is a timely intervention to ensure orderliness in the state and purge the Paramilitary agency of bad eggs. This he promised to achieve, inspite of the lapses that were glaringly observed with the past management.

Ekeh also assured that the activities of the Civil Guards will certainly go a long way to inculcate decency and discipline in the society,by so doing, the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state, would be boosted.

He acknowledged that there were injustices meted out to some of the senior staff of the agency, by the past administration while promising to address such cases along with the issue of redundancy in the establishment.

According to Ekeh, the recruitment of personnel, who don’t come to work but were regularly paid full salaries at the end of the month, is most regrettable. He assured that such laxity would not be tolerated under his watch.He also promised to set a machinery in motion to address every challenge that has confronted the establishment since it’s inception,adding that the reason he deployed senior officers of the Civil Guard to the zones is to effectively monitor the monthly sanitation exercise, and reduce the perennial gridlock on Owerri roads and elsewhere, as the need arises.

Martin Ekeh sounded confident that as a lawyer, he is very much enlightened and understands the basic requirements for running such an outfit and that this underscores the need for his staff to operate within the ambit of the law with particular reference to surveillance, traffic lights control etc, especially in the state capital.