Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has statedÂ that his administrationÂ has made more investments in the upgrade of securityÂ infrastructure than any other state government in the country.
SpeakingÂ at the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterdayÂ Â when he received doctors on security awarenessÂ trek following the killing of their colleague by criminals, Wike said he remains committed to security ofÂ lives and property in the state.
Represented by the Chief of Staff, Chukwuemeka Woke, the governor said crime and criminality have drasticallyÂ reduced in the state because of the administrationâ€™s investments
He, however, said every society has security issues, pointing out thatÂ despite the reduction in insecurity, crime has not been totally eliminated.
He said: â€œThe Wike administration is committed to the securityÂ of every person living and doing business in the state. That is why we have made massive investments in security.
â€œI challenge any state with alternativeÂ facts to come forward and declare. We will continue to support security agenciesÂ Â to make the state more secure.â€
He commiserated with the doctors on the killing of their colleague, pointing out that the administration wouldÂ work with securityÂ agenciesÂ to bring the criminalsÂ to justice.
Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Rivers State,Â Dr. Datonye Alasia, said they were on a peaceful march to draw the attention of security agencies and the state government on the death of a doctor who lost her life to kidnappers.
He said the state health sector would be troubled if health professionals are underÂ threat from criminals.