Insecurity Has No Political Affiliation Says Governor Wike

Insecurity Has No Political Affiliation Says Governor Wike
Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
 
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on all Nigerians to support the Nigerian Armed Forces  to fight crime, because insecurity  affects everybody, irrespective  of political  affiliation.
 
Speaking  during a State Banquet in honour of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai at the Government House Port Harcourt,  Governor Wike said when there is no peace, governance  suffers.
 
He said: “Everybody must join hands to fight crime and insecurity.  This is because insecurity has no political affiliation.
 
“When there is no peace, there will be no governance.  When there is insecurity, the revenue  of the state will be negatively  affected and it will be  difficult  to  support the  security  agencies with logistics and finance”.
 
He said that  the  security  agencies  are doing their best in Rivers State as they have made  the state  one of the  safest places  to live and do business.
 
The governor  said that Nigerians must learn how to commend security  agencies  for their service  to the country, pointing out that there is nowhere  in the world where you don’t  have  security challenges.
 
“I want to commend  the Chief of Army Staff  for  achieving  the great feat of bringing the  Boko Haram insurgency  to the  barest  minimum “, he said.
 
 Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel  commended  the military  for their  service to the nation. He urged them to continue  to provide security  in the Niger Delta.
 
In his remarks, Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai said that the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army has come to stay as it is programmed to provide maximum security  for the core states of the region.
 
He lauded the  Rivers State Government  for appreciating the setting  up of 6 Division  through  the special banquet.
 
He said: “Security is a collective responsibility.  We must work together  to achieve the best results.  Strong  inter-agency cooperation  is vital to improving security “.
 
The Chief of Army Staff and the senior army officers  were  entertained  by traditional dancers and comedians.