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The Senator representing Abia North, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has called on Nigerians to support President Bola Tinubu in his quest to develop the country.
Kalu made the call at his country home in Igbere, Bende Local Government Area of Abia State while presenting four security patrol vehicles he donated to Abia command of the Nigerian Police and the Igbere Vigilante Group.
“They are meant to encourage police in the state to do their work. I’m not doing this as the senator representing Abia North, but as Orji Uzor Kalu who wants to encourage police in the state to perform well. I made similar donations to police formations in Aba, Abia South.”
He was optimistic that the Nigerian Police and Igbere Vigilante Group would function optimally to fight crime with the availability of the patrol vehicles.
Kalu identified crime, epileptic power supply, corruption and economic challenges as Nigeria’s major headaches which he believed the president would tackle.
He frowned at the high level of unpatriotic behaviour being exhibited by some Nigerians who engaged in destruction of public properties, saying the people are not helping the country.
The senator recalled how he installed solar street lights in parts of Abia North, but regretted that some of them had been vandalised by hoodlums.
The former Abia State governor urged the people to develop their agricultural potential to uplift the Nigerian economy.
Kalu thanked the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, for being proactive in crime fighting and for appointing a man who knows the terrain of Abia as commissioner of police.
Receiving keys to the vans, the Commissioner of Police, Kenechukwu Onwuemelie, said his men in the area commands and division have no more excuse to give if they failed in their responsibility of securing lives and property.
Onwuemelie directed his men in the state to collaborate with local vigilante groups in information gathering and operations.
He thanked the senator and Governor Alex Otti for supporting the police and other security agencies.
APC NWC member, Donatus Nwankpa, and others commended Kalu for his large heart and philanthropic skills.