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No hiding place for criminals in Abia, says Ikpeazu

By Gordi Udeajah, Umuahia
30 November 2022   |   5:41 am
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has commissioned a brand new Eastern Ngwa Divisional Police Headquarters Building, Umuobiakwa, Obingwa Council, Abia State, built by the state government.

[FILES] Governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu

As gov builds, donates police headquarters

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has commissioned a brand new Eastern Ngwa Divisional Police Headquarters Building, Umuobiakwa, Obingwa Council, Abia State, built by the state government.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, made it clear that his administration places high premium on security of life and property since it is the bedrock of sustainable development. He also stated that criminals would no longer find hiding place in the state. He appreciated the service commanders of security services in the state for their cooperation and hard work.

Ikpeazu also commended officers and men of the Nigerian Police for their selfless service, and charged the IGP to continue his encouragement to his men for optimal performance.

The governor, while recalling that his administration completed and handed over the brand new Zone 9 Police Headquarters, Umuahia, to the Nigerian Police, assured that it would continue to provide logistics to security agencies to enable them discharge their duties effectively.

The governor disclosed that the cordial working relationship between government and security agencies has yielded positive results, adding that the prevailing peace in the state is attributable to robust working relationship with all security agencies in the state.

Speaking while commissioning the police headquarters, the IGP, who said the station is built to meet international standard, noted that it is furnished with 24 hours power supply, which will aide the job of the police.

The IGP noted that Ikpeazu has, through the facility, brought motivation and encouragement to the Nigerian Police, and promised that his men will justify the gesture with improved performance. 

The IGP used the forum to thank Ikpeazu for building the police headquarters with permanent and modern Office accommodation, which is of international standard, and for launching Information and Communication Technology (ICT) -driven security architecture in line with international best practices.

He noted that the governor has, through the gesture, entered the Guinness Book of Record as police most friendly governor, charging his men to protect and defend the facility as their own.