February 1, 2023 11:58 pm

ABSG Reveals How It Crippled Hoodlums


By Our Reporter

Abia State Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu has disclosed that the modest contributions of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s government in mounting security towers across the State has greatly helped to frustrate efforts of hoodlums and other undesirable elements in perpetrating crimes.

Sir Oko Chukwu who made the call when the Comptroller Nigeria Correctional Service, NCS, Abia State Command, Mr Kalu U. Uche and his key Officials paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Umuahia, also said that such measures put in place also saved Government establishments.

He seized the opportunity to call on stakeholders of Nigerian Correctional Service and the Judiciary to hasten up actions on the process of judicial proceedings of inmates for quick dispensation of justice and dicongestion of awaiting trial inmates.

Sir Oko Chukwu stressed the need for the Service to live up to its billings and to effect positive changes in the Inmates before reintegrating them into the society.

The Deputy Governor reassured the State Correctional Service that the Government will continue to partner them and other Federal establishments in the State to enable them perform optimally.

He commended the State Command of the Correctional Service for the wonderful work of transforming lives of inmates and expressed delight that some of the inmates are pursuing their academics and other skills that will enable them become useful to society and urged them to catalogue their needs to Government for necessary assistance.

In his speech earlier, the State Comptroller, Nigeria Correctional Service, Abia State Command, Mr Kalu U. Uche appreciated the Government for the various transformations going on in the State and support to the Correctional Services through the setting up of security towers at Umuahia and Aba to enable them forestall  any security breach and solicits Government’s intervention in repairing damaged cells and facilities destroyed during the End SARS Protest and unknown gunmen menace.

In another development, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the constitution of Abia State Special Taskforce on Illegal Oil Activities and Pipeline Protection.

According to a release signed by Barr. Chris Ezem, Secretary to Abia State Government and made available to newsmen in Umuahia, members of the Taskforce includes: the Chairman, Victor Nwamkpa; and Secretary, Hon. Amaechi Hanson.

Other members are Kalu James Ekudu; Hon. Ndubuisi Nworgu; Okechi Alozie; Ngozi Monday; Akobundu Chimaobi Godswill; and Cyprain Obia.

According to the release, the Taskforce will be inaugurated on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 1:00pm prompt at the conference room of the Secretary to Abia state Government.

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