Edo CP hails Governor Obaseki’s commitment to improving security architecture – The Sun Nigeria

Edo Police Commissioner, Mr. Abutu Yaro, said the state government’s improved security architecture is effectively addressing the challenges of crime and crime in the state.

Yaro said this when Mr. Kennedy Osifo, Chairman of Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission (EDSOGPADEC), Management Team, paid a courtesy visit to his office.

The PC’s comment is contained in a statement issued by Osifo, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Benin.

The statement said Yaro praised the improved security network and described Governor Godwin Obaseki as a silent achiever.

He said Obaseki’s administration had shown uncommon leadership, resulting in the development of the state, especially in the three oil and gas producing local government areas.

He said the security network had helped the command, since taking office three months ago, to tackle the relentless kidnappings and armed robbery situation along the still busy Benin/Auchi/ Abuja at a minimal level.

Yaro applauded EDSOGPADEC for achieving huge development feats as an interventionist agency in the state, especially in the three oil producing areas of Ikpoba-Okha, Orhionmwon and Ovia North East.

The CP, which identified the rural exodus of young people as a key factor responsible for insecurity, however ensured the judicious use of the police installations built by EDSOGPADEC, to fight against delinquency and criminality in the State.

Earlier, Osifo told CP that they were in his office to officially welcome him to the state and brief him on the commission’s involvement in improving the state’s security architecture.

He said that the council, following the governor’s approval, had built and furnished three police stations at Evbuahrue in Orhionmwon; Obayantor in Ikpoba Okha and Ekenhuan in Ovia North East LGAs.

The Chairman of EDSOGPADEC informed the Chief of Police that the commission is constructing a Marine Police Residential Quarter with CCTV cameras installed in Ologbo and Gelegele, both in Ikpoba-Okha and Ovia LGAs Northeast.

He disclosed that the state government has also procured 8 armored guns and 8 speedboats to secure the waterways including the Marine Police Bases with a concrete jetty at Ologbo in Ikpoba Okha and Gelegele in Ovia North East .

Osifo noted that the ongoing construction of the burned and destroyed police stations in Saint-Sauveur, Ugbekun and Idogbo, all in Ikpoba Okha LGA during the unfortunate EndSARS protests in 2020, would be handed over to command upon completion.

According to him, Governor Obaseki also ordered the commission to build decent housing with 24-hour solar light with security gadgets for the policemen to perform their duties perfectly to secure the areas.

He said the commission also planned to build a private jetty for the police at Ologbo and assured that the ongoing construction of police stations, including the area command office at Uromehe in Orhionmwon, Ogo N’Erie, in Ugbekun in Ikpoba Okha and Ugbine in Ovia North East, would be ready before the end of August 2022.

Osifo said he was confident that the command would be able to effectively and efficiently reduce reported crimes, once the police authority took over the facilities.

He further disclosed that the offices of divisional police officers in Edo would be equipped with state-of-the-art operational technology that would make them more operationally savvy for crime prevention and control. (NOPE)

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