FIC Report (Abia State) – The brand new Eastern Ngwa Divisional Police Headquarters Building, Umuobiakwa, Obingwa LGA built by the Abia State Government has been commissioned by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.
Speaking at the Ceremony, the Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu made it clear that his administration places the highest premium on security of lives and property since it is the bedrock of sustainable development.
He also stated that criminals will no longer find any hiding place in the State.He appreciated the Service Commanders of the various security services in the State for their cooperation and hardwork.
Governor Ikpeazu also commended officers and men of the Nigerian Police for their selfless service and charged the Inspector General of Police to continue to encourage them for optimal performance.
The Governor while recalling that his administration completed and handed over the brand new Zone 9 Police Headquarters Umuahia to the Nigerian Police assured that it would continue to provide logistics to security agencies to enable them discharge their duties effectively.
The Governor disclosed that the cordial working relationship between government and security agencies has yielded positive results adding that the prevailing peace in the state is attributable to the robust working relationship with all security agencies in the state.
Speaking while commissioning the Police headquarters, the Inspector General of Police Alkali Baba Usman who described the station of being up to International standard noted that it is furnished with 24 hours power which will aid the job of the Police.
IGP Usman noted that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has through the facility brought motivation and encouragement to the Nigerian Police and promised that his men will justify the gesture with improved performance.
The Inspector General of Police used the forum to thank Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for bequeathing to the Zone 9 Police Headquarters Umuahia, a permanent and modern Office accommodation that is of International standard and for launching an ICT-driven security architecture in line with international best practices.
He said that the Governor has through the gesture entered the “Guinness Record Book” as Police most friendly Governor”, charging his men to protect and defend the facility as their own.
In his own words,”It is easy to know why Abia State is peaceful and secured. The Governor of Abia State is a security friendly Governor. He understands the importance of security and does the needful to promote it.
He built a brand new Headquarters for Zone 9 Command, Umuahia. He has supported the work of the Security Agencies in the State and encourages Inter agency relationships between the various security agencies.
Today, we are here to commission a brand new Divisional Police Headquarters building done by the Governor together with an official quarters for the DPO. With this kind of residence, the DPO won’t want to go on transfer. This is about the best I have seen anywhere. We are grateful to the Governor for his support to the work of the Police in Abia State”.
In their goodwill messages, the Chairman, Obingwa LGA Mrs. Uloma Nwogu, the Chairman, Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Joseph Nwabeke and Chief Ike Onyenweaku congratulated the Governor on his developmental projects across the state including the security of lives and property of the citizenry and expressed optimism that he would do more in the Senate come 2023.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had earlier handed over the newly built DPO Quarters, Umuobiakwa to the IGP and was witnessed by the AIG Zone 9 Umuahia Isaac Akinmoyede, State Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammad Bala while the IGP later commissioned the newly completed one storey edifice for the Ubakala Divisional Police Headquarters Umuahia and the Special Protection Unit Building at Zone 9 Headquarters Umuahia witnessed by other Service Commanders, the Secretary to Government, Barrister Chris Ezem, Chief of Staff to the Governor Chief Okey Ahiwe amongst others.