Rivers council boss pledges to sustain peace
Chairman of Ogba/Egebma /Ndoni Local Council of Rivers State, Vincent Job, has pledged to sustain existing peace in the council, stressing that efforts aimed at addressing insecurity in the area are yielding incredible results.
He said unlike six years ago when people, investors exited the council due to insecurity, his administration became intentional to fighting insecurity after he assumed office, in June 2021, and has kept maintaining the existing peace started by his predecessor.
Job said efforts were made by his administration to train and empower the youths, which according to him is yielding fruits and making them desist from crime, as well as enabling the people ‘sleep with their eyes closed’.
He said: “We have been trying our best to ensure we maintain the existing peace in Onelga. We suffered a lot due to insecurity six years ago, I personally was a victim, in 2012, 2013, when I lost my kid brother to hoodlums. Also, in 2016, I was shot behind our monarch’s house. So, when I came on board, I try to ensure that we sustain the existing peace that my predecessor had set in place.
“In 2018, the hoodlums killed worshippers coming from the crossover service, then former Governor Nyesom Wike, announced a bounty on the hoodlums and the leader was caught and after then, we had a serene environment.”
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