Dr Alex Egbona, member of the House of Representatives from the Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency had another glorious day on the floor of the House on Thursday, when his motion for the construction of a police headquarters building at Itigidi, headquarters of Abi Local Government of Cross River State, got the nod of the leadership and members of the lower arm of the National Assembly.
In raising the motion, Egbona had drawn the attention of the House to the situation of things at the police station, Itigidi, saying that since 1991 when the Abi local government was created with 10 wards, the police had no permanent structure of its own.
At the moment, policemen in Abi operate from a rented apartment. The situation may have disturbed Egbona who sought the support of his colleagues to ensure that the Abi police got its permanent operational base.
With so much passion as he presented the motion, Egbona said the lack of an operational base for the police was detrimental to the effective policing of the local government and added that the local government council was unable to undertake such a heavy project.
He said even though the council leadership had provided a space for the police to construct the divisional headquarters for the police, the police authorities were not forthcoming with a commensurate action.
Based on the motion, the House urged the committee on appropriation and the police service commission to include the project in the 2023 budget for necessary action.
The House also urged the police high command to ensure the immediate execution of the project for use by the police in Abi Local Government.