By Collins Ughalaa
The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Engr. Gerald Irona, on Thursday assured that Governor Emeka Ihedioha will soon commission the Agwa Police Division building as part of measures to address the insecurity in the area.
The Deputy Governor disclosed this while inspecting the Agwa Police Division building alongside the Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, the Managing Director of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC), Engr. Owuoma Anthony Okwuosha, the Interim Management Committee Chairman of Oguta Local Government Area, Hon. Hillary Eberendu, traditional rulers, top political leaders, youth and women leaders from the area.
He said that the Ihedioha administration made the security of the area a priority following series of reports from the traditional rulers and political leaders of the area on the the state of insecurity in their communities.
“We came here few months ago with the Commissioner of Police and moved round the communities. We promised that the state government under Governor Emeka Ihedioha would ensure that the police division building would be completed with perimeter fencing, staff quarters and water scheme. We said we would address the spate of insecurity in Agwa. Today, we have come to see what is going on with the contract and we are satisfied with the quality of work done. The water scheme will soon be completed and the Governor will be here very soon to commission the project”, said the Deputy Governor.
He added: “We are not providing security to oppress anyone. Rather we want to ensure there is peace and security in Agwa. When we are done with the police building we will move to electricity. The government will bring development to this place but please ensure that what we bring here are not vandalised”.
Speaking on behalf of other traditional rulers and the people of Agwa, the traditional ruler of Mgbala Agwa Autonomous Community, Eze Sir Blaise Uba, commended the Governor for the efforts the state government is making towards addressing the challenges faced by the people of the area.
He assured the Deputy Governor of the continued support of the people to the Government of Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
He said: “We thank you and the state government for the wonderful things the government is doing to address the challenges in our place. If previous governments had treated us the way the current government led by Governor Emeka Ihedioha is treating us, Agwa would have been a better place. We thank you so much.”
It could be recalled that the Agwa Police Division projects started as a community help project to address the insecurity in the area, but the state government took over the completion, including new staff quarters, perimeter fencing and water scheme.
The project is funded by the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC).