- Governor Udom Emmanuel has continued his donation of security vehicles to the Akwa Ibom state police command
- The governor had earlier vowed to continue donating security vehicles to the command until his target of 100 vehicles for them is met
- Governor Emmanuel stated that the move is geared towards boosting the morale of security agents in the state and enhancing their operational capacity
Governor Emmanuel stated that the donation is aimed at enhancing the police operational capacity to respond to crime and distress calls promptly and effectively.
He also presented several units of security alarm and communication equipment to enhance effective communication, surveillance, and responsiveness of the force in the state.
Making the presentations at Government House, Uyo, Governor Emmanuel said the move was in line with his administration's commitment to enhancing security in the state and reducing crime during the Yuletide.
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He also reiterated his administration's commitment to continue to release the vehicles in batches until it meets the targeted one hundred vehicles.
He assured the state police command of the continuous support of his administration to enhance its capacity to mitigate crime in the state and ensure the security of lives and property of well-meaning citizens.
Governor Emmanuel further urged the police to exercise greater resolve and redouble efforts in combatting crime, adding that to whom much is given, much is expected.
He cautioned those with criminal minds to desist from criminal activities and allow everyone to dwell in peace and safety.
Responding, the state commissioner of police, Amiengheme Andrew, who received the donations on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, thanked the governor for his efforts to enhance security in the state and his continuous support to the agency.
The commissioner assured the residents of the state of continued dedication by his men towards ensuring a safe state where citizens can sleep with their two eyes closed.
Governor Udom Emmanuel Splashes Gifts on Victorious Akwa United Players, Coaches
Recall that Governor Emmanuel on Thursday, December 17 hosted the players and crew of Akwa United to an official reception at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Uyo where he splashed gifts and cash on them.
The governor at the event announced a donation of N100 million, a 32-seater bus, and a plot of land each to the players and management of the state-owned football club.
An elated Governor Emmanuel expressed appreciation to the team for making the state proud by emerging champions of the elite division of the Nigerian football league.
Ibom Air: Governor Udom Emmanuel, Airbus Signs Contract for 10 New Planes
Meanwhile, Governor Emmanuel on Tuesday, November 16 led a delegation from Ibom Air to the Dubai Air show.
Governor Emmanuel placed an order for ten (10) A220 aircraft with Airbus, while deliveries of the aircraft to Ibom Air are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2023.
The agreement, which was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Ibom Air, Mr. Mfon Udom, and Chief Commercial Officer of Airbus, Mr. Christian Scherer, also had the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Uko Udom, SAN in attendance.