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The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo has commissioned an ultra-modern multi-million naira security post for the Nigerian Army and other security forces, built and donated by the President-General of Umueri community, Chief John Chukwudi Metchie.
The security post which is located between the boundaries of Anambra-East and West will help ward off kidnappers, unknown gunmen and other daredevil hoodlums terrorising the area and also help to guarantee a tranquil atmosphere between the two local governments.
Performing the commissioning ceremony, Soludo who was represented by the Special Adviser on Security, AVM Ben Chiobi, described the security post as a monumental edifice which is in tandem with his mission of a liveable, lovable and prosperous home land through watertight security for all and sundry.
Soludo who commended the transition committee chairman of Anambra-East council area, Dr. Anslem Onuorah for convincing Metchie to sponsor the project, said the security post was a laudable initiative as well as a bold step taken to combating insecurity in the state.
Soludo equally commended the sole sponsor and benefactor, Metchie, saying that government did not put a penny in the project as it was the singular efforts of Metchie, which he said implied that people in the communities were very much in support of his initiatives particularly in the approach to see that security is grassroots driven.
The governor maintained that crime has greatly reduced in the area with the establishment of the security post. He said anyone who has bad intentions coming into the area should know that there are competent people now to stop them.
He said his administration is community driven in initiatives and that his government is equally in sync with Public Private Partnership as exemplified in the security outfit built by Umueri President-General.
Onuorah, who stated that Metchie was one of the stakeholders he has, also noted that Soludo has always emphasized community partnership in the development of the entire state.
The Anambra-East TC Chairman, however, thanked Metchie for the project and urged other public-spirited individuals to borrow a leaf from what Umueri President-General has done; pointing out that the government cannot do it alone.