Picture 1: R-L: Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mary George, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Felix Vhamhi during the visit of the new Police Commissioner to Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday.

Wike Calls On Police To Focus On Provision Of Security

 

By Chibuike Nwabuko

Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on  the Police to focus  on their constitutional responsibility of providing security.

According to a statement made by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, sent to Sundiata Post , Wike made this call when the new Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zaki Ahmed, paid him a visit at the Government House, in Port Harcourt on Friday.


Picture 1: R-L: Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mary George, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Felix Vhamhi during the visit of the new Police Commissioner to Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday.

He advised that the police should concentrate  on the constitutional responsibility of providing security and allow politicians to play politics.

The governor who said that the  the politicisation of Police operations in the state has been counterproductive  in several  respects, added that the police sabotaged the Rivers State Amnesty Programme because of political considerations.

According to him, “The Police instead of fighting crime has constituted itself into a political party. Everything  for the police must  be  considered  from a political viewpoint .

“A  state like Rivers  is key to Nigeria.  Our national assets are here and that is why  we always support  security agencies “, he said.

The governor  who tasked the police to  reciprocate the investments made by his administration  in their operations,  noted that over 150 patrol vans have been  handed  over to  the  police since he assumed  leadership.

Picture 2: R-L: Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mary George, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed during the visit of the new Police Commissioner to Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday.

He added that funds made available  to  the Police for communication gadgets in all 23 Local Government Areas and purchase  of  bullet proof vests, were not used by the force.

Wike  who  reiterated the state government’s continued support to  the Police, called for professionalism  in the discharge of their  duties.

Earlier, the new Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed  who appealed to the Rivers State Governor  to support  the police with logistics assured  the  governor that he will  discharge  his duties professionally.

 

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