Imo Community Policing Advisory Committee Inaugurates Chapters, Special Citizens Wing

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Anselem Anokwute

The Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma in furtherance of effects to ensure prompt security of lives and property in the State has co-opted and inaugurated members of Joint National Association of persons with Disability (JONAPWD) Imo State chapter, as a way to reintegrate the Special Citizens into the State government political mantra on Reconstructions, Recovery and Rehabilitation.

Representing, the Governor at the event last Monday 3rd August, 2020, Hon Samuelson Onyekwere Emeghibe, who is the Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Citizens, told the newly inaugurated and integrated members of the Special Citizens into the Imo State Community Policing Advisory Committee to look at the development as a call to service and to ensure strict compliance with the directives from the government and report cases of insecurity, crimes and criminality to the nearest law enforcement agencies.

He stated that the Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has done very much in ensuring that Imo Special Citizens are given a prime recognition in his government, firstly, by his appointment as Special Adviser to the Governor. Secondly, is the appointment of Hon Bright Uzoma as a member of the State leadership of Community Policing Advisory Committee headed by a revered Traditional Ruler. HRM, Eze I.G. Okeke (Eze Udo II of Amaifeke) Autonomous Community in Orlu Local Government Area.

Hon Emeghibe used the occasion to challenge his members to prove to the world that there is ability in disabilities as security of lives and property have remained a major concern for the citizens. He thanked the leadership of the Special Citizens in the State for their support and encouragement to the governor mostly the Imo State JONAPWD Secretary, Hon Jude Okpalaeke for doing a wonderful job. 

Performing the inauguration rites, Hon. Bright Uzoma, a State Executive member of the new Committee enjoined the Zonal and 27 Councils Executives to ensure that the formation gets to all the 305 electoral wards as well as the whole autonomous communities in the state, whereby every special citizen will make impact on the security of the area. He thanked the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Barr Nnamdi Anyaehie, for playing a fatherly role as a patron of the JONAPWD in the State. The occasion was witnessed by His Royal Majesty, Eze I.G. Okeke, Eze Udo Amaifeke, who is also the Imo State Chairman, Community Policing Advisory Committee amongst others.    

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