REPORTER: AMECHI ODO
Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State has assured the people of the state that his administration will tackle security challenges bedeviling the state headlong.
He gave the assurance during the swearing in of security aides and other political appointees at the Government House Abakaliki.
Chief Nwifuru said his administration was aware of the teething security challenges confronting the state and charged the Special Assistants to embark on intelligence gathering that would guide the actions of the government.
He urged the people of the state to be patient with his administration, emphasising that all noticable lapses would be addressed as he had concluded plans to appoint principal officers that would drive the processes of governance.
“We are aware of all the challenges and like I said in my inaugural address, we are ready to surmount all the challenges.
“I still solicit for (sic) more patience to tackle these challenges. In no distant time, all the segment will be fixed.
“We have been confronted with lots of challenges and we are very much sure that with the kind of leaders that we have called to help us in discharging these enormous duties, that within one or two weeks, that all these issues in the state will be a thing of the past.
“We cannot do it alone, we are not charging them to go and confront the hoodlums. The only job you have is to give us the information.
“As from today, if we record any insecurity in the state, we will prosecute you.
“We want them to be more faithful. We selected them because they were the first to start this journey. So, they know what we want having been the first. All the security challenges we have, they are very much aware of it,” the Governor said.
The new appointees were fifteen Special and Senior Special Assistants on Internal security selected from the thirteen local government areas and the Capital Territory as well as Special Assistants on Documentation, Primary Health and Education.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU