…As he conducts IGP round state’s facilities
The Chief of Staff, Imo State Government House, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu said Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has attracted the presence of all the security agencies to the state.
Nwosu was speaking after conducting the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Idris Kpotum and his entourage round some government facilities in the state. He said their presence in the state would help to reduce crime to its barest minimum.
Part of the event that featured during the IGP’s visit included the comissioning of the Police Technical Intelligence Unit, inspection of progress of work at the Police College of Finance and Administration and the Police Specialist Hospital donated to the Nigerian Police by the Imo State Government.
Nwosu also seized the opportunity to appreciate the IGP and the entire hierarchy of the Nigerian Police for accepting to partner with the state on the hospital and other projects and for approving Police squadron for the state.
Chief Nwosu noted that before Okorocha took over power in the state, federal government’s presence was lacking and expressed satisfaction that Okorocha has been able to fulfill the promise of attracting FG’s presence to the state.
However, the IGP had while fielding questions from newsmen said he was in the state on the invitation of the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to commission the Police Technical Intelligence Unit and inspect progress of work at the Police College of Finance and Administration and Police Specialist Hospital.
He thanked the Governor for providing them with the large facility and said they will expand it more to accomodate other needs.
IGP Idris expressed the need for security around the school and noted that the Technical Intelligence Unit will help to nip kidnapping and other crimes in the bud in the southeast region while commending the cordial relationship between the Imo State Government and the Nigerian police.
He said the police under him has been encouraging participation of communities in policing and advised religious, traditional, community leaders to involve deeply in crime fighting by always organising programmes to sensitize their followers on the damages of engaging in crime and reporting criminal elements found in their areas.
The IGP was accompanied on the visit by the Commisioners of Police, Abia and Anambra states and was well received by Imo state Police Commissioner, Chris Ezike.