The Public Safety Unit of the Imo state government has established safety coordinators in all the 27 Council areas of the state
Prince Ugochukwu Nzekwe- Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Safety who disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of police in the state, Abutu Yaro said that the measure became necessary to enable security agencies to engage them in intelligence gathering for crime control and elimination.
Prince Nzekwe – a two time member of the state house of assembly (Nkwerre constituency) noted that collaborative efforts and sustainable synergy between the safety unit and anti-crime institutions would go a long way in trackling banditry, criminality and hooliganism in the state thereby remolding and reshaping the character and conducts of the youths for a better society.
“We need support from your office so that at the end of the day, the state will be safer and the people will sleep with their two eyes closed, businesses flourish as usual and our economy improved”.
The former legislator commended CP Yaro for his brilliant and outstanding performance in the various capacities he had functioned as a police officer and for reducing crime to the barest minimum in the state since his deployment from Zamfara state to Imo. He enjoined him to keep up the good work.
Responding, CP Yaro called for a special working platform and social engineering to stem the growing wave of moral decadence in the society including banditry, cultism, armed robbery, examination malpractices and drug addiction.
The police boss who took exception to youth restiveness in the oil producing Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta council areas insisted on the application of some social engineering to stem youths aggression, oil theft, aggressive and confrontational attitude of youths in these LGAs calls for concern.
We should devise a means to remedy this through special scholarship scheme, re-orientation programs, sensitization/ enlightenment workshops and seminars and explanation of government policies and programmes”.
The CP also called for the reactivation of recreational facilities such as parks and stadia where the youths can be meaningfully engaged.