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The Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti has declared that his government has been able to cut down on crime rate in the state over the last few months of his stay in office.
Speaking in a chat with journalists, the Governor spoke about the actions he has taken since the inception of his administration to improve the quality of lives of Abians.
He pointed out that the security of lives and properties was key to his government and he was pursuing with so much vigor the plans which has been mapped out.
He said; ‘Security is fundamental to everything we are doing. The success of our programmes is tied to the security of lives and property. We set up Operation Crush with security agencies, army, police, etc. Happy to report that the rate of crime has gone down.’
He also stated that his government was putting measures in place to improve the road and health infrastructure in the state.
He said; ‘We hit the ground running immediately. We have commissioned three roads in Aba. You also witnessed the commissioning of the Ossah road expansion. After that we will go back to Onuimo (the boundary with Imo State).
‘Three more roads would be commissioned in Aba next week. Few days ago, we commissioned the retrofitted State Specialist Hospital and the General Hospital in Amachara. The next is General Hospital Aba and then Umunneato being retrofitted. When we assumed office we declared a state of emergency on the environment, education and health, to clean up Umuahia and Aba. We may not have gotten there, but we are surely making progress.’
The Eastern Updates recalls that Governor Otti had a fortnight ago celebrated his last first 100 days in office.