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Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has signed into law two executive bills passed by the Imo State House of Assembly.
The bills include: ‘A bill for a Law to Establish Imo State Security Organisation to assist in maintaining Law and Order in the State and Related Matters therein.
Another is ‘A Bill for a Law Establishing Imo State Land Administration and Geographic Information Service for the purpose of regulating land administration in Imo State and other related matters therein.’
Assenting to the bills at the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chambers on Tuesday, Governor Uzodimma pointed out that the two laws could not have come at a more auspicious time than now, owing to the security challenges of Imo State and Nigeria presently as characterized by militancy, politically influenced violence, assassinations, attacks on police and police formations, kidnapping and other crimes.
He said that the law would address the aforementioned challenges, which made the government decided to send the all-important Imo Security Organization Bill to the House of Assembly for consideration and passage.
The Governor explained that the objective of the security law ‘is to assist the law enforcement agencies in the maintenance of law and order and to ensure that the security of lives and property in Imo State is protected.’
‘The law will equally assist in preventing unauthorised persons from being in possession of firearms and also collect intelligence that will assist security agencies in Imo State to go into action and do their work better’, the governor noted.
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