Govs approved 1% Excess Crude Fund for police, says Uduaghan

uduaghan1Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has said the 36 state governors endorsed the payment of one per cent of excess crude fund for use by the Nigerian Police.

Uduaghan who disclosed this Sunday  in Asaba when he played host  to the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, explained that it was informed by the importance of peace and security to the development of the country and particularly to meet the infrastructural and security needs of the police.

According to him, the governors saw the need for the police to update its equipments and manpower to acceptable standard worldwide as well as meet the current security challenges facing the country.

He commended the IG who was in the state to present his stewardship to Nigerians, for effectively tackling the various security challenges as well as for the synergy among the various security agencies in the country, stressing: “Such cooperation should be extended to the state and local government levels so as to reduce the crime level to the barest minimum.”

Uduaghan noted that the security challenges Delta State had contended with including kidnapping, piracy, armed robbery and crude oil theft had drastically reduced because of the efforts of the security agencies in the state.

Speaking earlier, the IG appreciated the state government’s support and partnership with the Police Force in ensuring a peaceful, secured and safer environment stating that “if all state governors are like  Uduaghan in supporting the police, the country will be more secured and safer than it is today.”

The IG commended the cooperation of community vigilante groups with security agencies in ensuring that the state was made safer and peaceful for Deltans.

He explained that he was in the state for the presentation of his Scorecard to Nigerians stating that  “ we believe we should have time to look at where we are and strategize to meet tomorrow’s security challenges.”

The police boss expressed his gratitude to the federal government and the 36 states government for approving the payment of one per cent of the excess crude account to meet the infrastructural and security needs of the police.

 

[This Day]

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