John ODHE, Yenagoa
The South-South youth leader of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Chinedu Ugwa has constructed a temporary office structure for Inspectors of Police at the headquarters of the Police Zone-16 in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.
The police zonal command comprises Rivers and Bayelsa States with headquarters in Yenagoa.
Speaking during the handover ceremony of the structure, the Igbo youth leader noted that he personally sponsored the project on behalf of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio cultural group to express the group’s resolve to partner with the Nigerian Police in community policing.
Ugwa, who doubles as the Director General, Unified Non-indigenes Association of Bayelsa State further stated that the idea to build and furnish the temporary office for the officers was borne out of his passion to serve humanity.
“I want to use this opportunity to tell everyone out there that the police are not your enemies but your friends. Let us do what we can in our own little ways to support the police. They need our help to enable them serve us better,” he said.
The Igbo leader emphasized that the business of security of lives and property was cumbersome and needed a holistic approach by all stakeholders and should therefore not be left in the hands of security operatives alone.
Commissioning the project, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone-16, Mr. Austin Agbonlahor commended the youth leader for the noble gesture.
Agbonlahor described the project as very important, noting that it would provide office space and enhance productivity in the zonal command.
The police chief advised the officers to make judicious use of the facility just as he admonished members of the public to support and collaborate with the Nigerian police to ensure improved service delivery to society.