Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, Hon. Gbara Edman Erelo has called for the immediate and unconditional release of the kidnapped lecturer and Coordinator of Science Laboratory Department with the Kenule Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, Abiye Ogan.
The Khana CTC boss who expressed shock at the news of the lecturer’s abduction, wondered why criminality should still be an option for some people, given the conscious efforts by the Rivers State Government to make life better for Rivers people.
In view of the unfortunate development, Hon. Erelo is calling on youths of the area to refrain from acts of criminality as such actions would jeopardize their future, adding that the Council would do everything possible to fish out criminals in the area.
He assured them that the Council was working assiduously to engage them into meaningful ventures as, according to him, an idle mind remains the devil’s workshop.
The Khana CTC Chairman reminded the youths that they have a people-friendly Governor in the person of Chief (Barr) Nyesom Wike and urged them to take advantage of the Governor’s offer of amnesty to militants and criminals who would lay down their arms and embrace peace.
Hon. Gbara Edman Erelo, while commending Governor Wike for the offer of amnesty to youths who willingly lay down their arms, assures of the Council’s readiness to accept and reintegrate them into programmes that would give them better opportunities for a brighter future.