Rivers Has Made Investments to Upgrade Security Infrastructure, Says Wike



Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated  that his administration  has made more investments in the upgrade of security  infrastructure than any other state government in the country.

Speaking  at the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday   when he received doctors on security awareness  trek following the killing of their colleague by criminals, Wike said he remains committed to security of  lives and property in the state.

Represented by the Chief of Staff, Chukwuemeka Woke, the governor said crime and criminality have drastically  reduced in the state because of the administration’s investments

He, however, said every society has security issues, pointing out that  despite the reduction in insecurity, crime has not been totally eliminated.

He said: “The Wike administration is committed to the security  of every person living and doing business in the state. That is why we have made massive investments in security.

“I challenge any state with alternative  facts to come forward and declare. We will continue to support security agencies   to make the state more secure.”

He commiserated with the doctors on the killing of their colleague, pointing out that the administration would  work with security  agencies  to bring the criminals  to justice.

Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Rivers State,  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 under  threat from criminals.