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Gov Uzodinma Boosts Police Fleet With 43 New Additions

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Governor Hope Uzodimma has made a substantial investment in the Imo State police, providing 32 new operational vehicles and revamping 11 armored personnel carriers, a move designed to enhance the Command’s ability to respond effectively to security challenges in the state.

At a brief hand over of the vehicles to the police yesterday, Uzodimma said the essence was to enable the operatives “continue in their efforts towards the fight against crime and criminality and security of lives and property in the State.”

As stated by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, the efficient functioning of security infrastructure and equipment is essential for the police to carry out their duties successfully, emphasizing the critical role of resource allocation in maintaining peace and order.

The governor’s administration swept up a fleet of abandoned police vehicles scattered across the state, restoring them to working condition and putting them back on the streets where they belong – in the hands of law enforcement.

With the refurbished vehicles and APCs ready for action, the governor envisioned a significant boost in the police’s crime-fighting capabilities, paving the way for a safer and more secure society.

As he accepted the keys to the revitalized fleet, Commissioner Danjuma expressed gratitude to the state government, led by Governor Uzodimma, for not only initially procuring the vehicles but also committing to their comprehensive overhaul when they fell into disrepair.

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Over time, the vehicles succumbed to wear and tear, but Governor Uzodimma, determined to revitalize the police fleet, initiated a comprehensive repair program, ensuring these vital assets could be redeployed across the state to safeguard citizens and combat criminal activity.

Danjuma affirmed that the vehicles will be deployed for the purposes they are meant for noting that “the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) will monitor their management and use, as the vehicles will definitely be used to ensure reduction in crime rate and criminality in Imo State.”

The handover ceremony was graced by a plethora of dignitaries, including Deputy Governor Chinyere Ekomaru, her husband Chukwuma, Senator Patrick Ndubueze, Chief of Staff Nnamdi Anyaehie, and members of the state executive council and House of Assembly, all of whom bore witness to this momentous occasion.

The governor highlighted the immense value of interfaith harmony, noting that the positive impact of Muslims and Christians living together in Imo State and Nigeria is truly incalculable.

In a display of interfaith harmony, Governor Uzodimma hosted a festive reception at the Government House in Owerri, where Muslims and Christians from Imo State gathered in a spirit of friendship and celebration to mark the significant occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, a joyous tribute to the values of sacrifice and devotion.

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