The State Chief Executive, Sir Siminalayi Fubara says he is passionate about fighting crime to a standstill in the State.
Governor Fubara stated this during the Rivers Zero Crime Campaign Flag off Ceremony organized by Nigeria Police, Rivers State Command on Wednesday, 30th August, 2023.
Governor Fubara who was represented by his Deputy, Prof. Ngozi Nma Odu appreciated the synergy that has been expressed by stakeholders, noting that if Rivers State was not peaceful and free of crime, development would not be sustained and people would not sleep with their two eyes closed.
According to him, the State Government has always partnered with the police and other security agencies to fight crime, adding that under the watch of the immediate past Governor Nyesom Wike, surveillance and tactical centres were set up where surveillance and tactical operations were carried out across the state.
“We are synergising with the police to ensure that Rivers State is peaceful, loving and calm to everyone who comes here to do business.
I want to plead with all of us that this is not a thing we should leave for the police or religious leaders alone.
I want to tell us that all of us must play a role, it is a time for everybody to participate.” Governor Fubara quipped.
Governor Fubara who commended CP Emeka Polycap Nwonyi and his team for initiating the Rivers Zero Crime Campaign said this initiative was the first of its kind.
In his address the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Emeka Polycarp Nwonyi, commended Governor Siminalayi Fubara, for the support he has continued to give to the State Police Command in ensuring that the state remains crime free, stressing that the Rivers Zero Crime Campaign was borne out of the need to build trust, fight crime and promote a positive union between the police and the citizens.