By Steve Oko, Aba
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has tasked security agencies in Abia State to commence the enforcement of the Anti-Open Grazing Law put in place since 2018.
Ikpeazu gave the charge at Michael Ọkpara Auditorium, Umuahia, while flagging-off the Statewide sensitization workshop against criminal activities in Abia communities.
According to Governor, enforcing the law will help reduce the unprovoked attacks against farmers by herdsmen.
Governor Ikpeazu who was represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu also requested the cooperation of other stakeholders to ensure the government fights and wins the war against criminality in the state.
He charged critical stakeholders especially, the Traditional Rulers to live up to expectations, stating that the security of the State is also in their hands.
Ikpeazu also called on the people to always avail useful information and intelligence to Traditional Rulers, security agencies and government authorities, arguing that “the era of not knowing who to report to has gone.”
The governor assured that the government is committed to protecting the informants.
He said his administration had been assisting security agencies in the state with vehicles and necessary equipment/gadgets and would sustain the gesture.
In a keynote address, the Coordinator of the workshop and Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr Anthony Agbazuere said the workshop was initiated to consolidate Abia State’s status on security and create more awareness among the people of various crimes thereby making it difficult for criminals to perpetrate their nefarious activities.
Agbazuere said that the workshop would be taken to the grassroots in the 17 LGAs of the State.
He noted that the primary responsibility of any government is the welfare and security of the people, hence, the need to enlighten the people on how best to report criminal activities.
Presenting their separate lectures, the State’s…
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