By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
A socio-cultural organization, Nzuko Ukwu-La-Ngwa, has passed a vote of confidence on the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu for his giant strides in security service delivery and especially for the creation of the ministry of homeland security, human capital development, industrial and infrastructural development of Aba in particular, and its environs.
The Abia group made its position known in a communique at the end of a Peace and Security meeting with Aba residents held at Aba Town Hall on Tuesday.
The communique was signed by Rt. Hon. Eric Acho Nwakanma, groups’ Chairman and Morgan Uto Ulunma, its Secretary and made available to newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital.
Nzuko Ukwu Ukwa-La-Ngwa unequivocally frowned at the wanton destruction and the looting that took place in Aba during that infamous End SARS protest held across states of the federation.
The socio-cultural body called for a neighbourhood watch and friendliness as measures to minimize crime, improve security, greater vigilance and increased safety.
According to the communique, “In attendance during the meeting were some selected traditional rulers and prominent leaders of thoughts of Ukwa-La-Ngwa and also some selected Aba residents namely: Representatives of State, National and Town Unions; Market and Landlords Associations and Road Transport Workers Unions.
“The meeting deliberated exhaustively on security problems in Aba, especially the October 2020 End SARS protest hijacked by hoodlums that resulted in wanton destruction of public and private properties.
“Subsequently, the meeting reaches at the resolutions which partly read, We urge all organizations, associates and unions to tell the good news, assurance of peace and security of persons and properties in Aba.
“To summon peace and security meetings periodically to handle issues of common interest”.