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Saturday 20 July 2013

Gov Obi orders Vigilante Operatives not interfere in the affairs of other communities.

Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State has charged vigilante operatives in the state to restrict their activities within their respective communities and not interfere in the affairs of other communities.
The governor who said this during the commissioning of over 300 security vehicles worth over 1 billion naira purchased for   vigilante groups in the state warned that anybody found wanting in this regard will be sanctioned.
He advised the vigilante members to be up and doing and make efforts to see that crime is eliminated in Anambra State. Each vigilante outfit in the state was expected to get one vehicle for its operations.
The event, which was held at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, the state capital, also witnessed the issuance of cheques to traditional rulers of various communities for payment of one year salaries of 10 vigilante members in each community.
Governor Obi said that in a bid to curb crime in the state, every Anambra indigene will in no time be registered for issuance of Anambra State identity card for proper identification. He therefore urged Presidents-General and women leaders of all communities to ensure that people in their communities get registered in the interest of security .
Reacting, the traditional ruler of Onitsha and Chairman, Anambra State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe thanked the governor for his good work in the state, noting that he is the first governor ever to donate jeeps to traditional rulers and now security vehicles to vigilante groups. He prayed that God gives him strength and grace to do more.
On the other hand, the governor, while addressing the issue of flood disaster, said that it is on record that flood this year will be more disastrous than that of last year, adding that  this is why he has started working to ensure that flood is controlled in the State especially in Onitsha. He pleaded with “Ndi Anambra” to assist government to ensure that flood is minimised by always keeping their environments clean and disposing refuse as supposed and not dumping it in the drainages.

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