President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded arrangements to re-equip and increase security personnel to effectively tackle rising insecurity in the country, noting that the police force remains a crucial component of security architecture.
Buhari, “who was represented by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the commissioning of Police Special Protection Unit Base 6 in Rivers State, acknowledged that insecurity had posed serious challenges to the development of the country, stressing that without security there would be no development.”
“The President, who spoke during the unveiling of facility built by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and named after him for accomplishing the project, which was abandoned 10 years ago, assured that his administration would continue to provide leeway for security agencies to fight criminality in the country.”
He said the NDDC, through the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, was already defaulting on an N2.5 billion counterpart funding to expand the road to the commission’s headquarters, adding: “If he fails to release the money, I will ensure that the NDDC did not use the road.”
“Wike, who declared that his administration would continue to sustain its support for security agencies in the state, commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Alkali Baba Usman, for his commitment to ensuring security of life and property in Rivers State.”