In reaction to the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command CP Emeka Polycap Nwonyi’s call for stakeholders’ support in the fight against crime and criminality in the state, Eze (Dr) Sam Ugo Onyeka, a traditional ruler in Omudioga Clan in Emohua LGA of Rivers state has pledged their support to work in synergy with the security agencies in combating crimes in their domain.
He stated this in the community over the weekend while speaking with newsmen shortly after rising from an emergency meeting.
He however, appealed to the CP to increase police presence especially patrol teams in the rural areas.
He also spoke on the need for the police to collaborate effort with the local vigilante groups for the crime fighting.
While appreciating the efforts of the immediate past governor of the State, Chief Nyesom Wike, especially for a peaceful transition of government to his successor, the traditional ruler also congratulated Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his deputy, Prof. (Mrs) Ngozi Odu for their electoral victory and successful inauguration and wished them God’s wisdom and good health to sustain, and perhaps, surpass the achievement of their predecessor.
He however called on government’s consideration of Omudioga Clan in terms of the provision of social amenities that would ameliorate the impact the lack of such has on the good people of Omudioga.
On the implication of the fuel subsidy removal by the federal government, Eze Onyeka said the harsh effect is felt on every facet of the economy and appealed to the authorities to consider a soothing palliatives or alternative policy to cushion the situation on the citizens.
He added that in as much as Nigerians are willing to support any policy that would revive the economy, it should not be to the detriment of the traumatized masses who he noted have made a lot of sacrifices already and had hoped for a better Nigeria.
On the 24 years of democracy in the country, he said the June 12, 1993 general election which late Mushood K.O. Abiola was presumed to have won and was truncated remains a watershed in the country.
He made it known that Nigeria has not achieved much since the 24 years of democracy in the country which he said is due to some powerful politicians who have constituted themselves as a clog in the wheel of the nation’s progress.