PAUL OBIAJUNWO, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that his administration has made more investments in the upgrade of security infrastructure than any other state government in the country.
Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday when he received doctors on security awareness trek following the killing of their colleague by criminals, Governor Wike said that he remains committed to the security of lives and property in Rivers State.
Represented by the Chief of Staff, Engineer Chukwuemeka Woke, the governor said that crime and criminality have drastically reduced in the state because of the administration’s investments
He, however, said that every society has security issues , pointing out that despite the reduction in insecurity , crime has not been totally eliminated.
He said: ” The Wike administration is committed to the security of every person living and doing business in the state. That is why we have made massive investments in security.
“I challenge any state with alternative facts to come forward and declare. We will continue to support security agencies to make the state more secure.”.
He commiserated with the doctors on the killing of their colleague, pointing that administration will work with security agencies to bring the criminals to justice.
Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Rivers State, Dr Datonye Alasia said that they were on a peaceful march to draw the attention of security agencies and the state government on the death of doctor, who lost her life to kidnappers.
He said that the state health sector will be troubled if health professionals are under threat from criminals.