Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has presented 13 vehicles and 20 motorcycles to security agencies in the state.
Out of the total 13 vehicles which are all 4-wheel trucks, 5 each were for the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC while the remaining three went for the Anambra State Vigilante Services.
The 20 motorbikes are also for the NSCDC.
Presenting the vehicles in Amawbia, Obiano explained that they were provided as requested by the agencies to boost their operational capacity in ensuring that the state remains safe for its citizenry.
He noted that it became imperative to address the insecurity that held sway in the state in the past, coupled with his determination to make the state a first choice investment destination and hub for commercial activities.
According to the governor, all the vehicles were procured from an indigenous manufacturer in keeping with his administration’s resolve to continue to patronize locally-manufactured products, calling on the agencies to put the vehicles to proper use.
The State Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, thanked the governor for the gesture which he described as clearly based on his interest in the welfare of the Anamberians and promised that the vehicles will be duly deployed to serve the people.
In their seperate speeches, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr John Ahwen and the Commander of the State Vigilante Services, Retired Commissioner of Police, Ikechukwu Aduba commended the governor for his decision to bring everyone in the security business on board which has engendered coordination in their efforts.