Onyeme Says Security Of Life And Property, Top Priority Of Govt


The government of Delta State has made the security of life and property of people in the state a top priority, Deputy Governor Monday Onyeme has said.

Sir Onyeme, made the disclosure on Tuesday when he received on courtesy call, the State Commandant and top personnel of the Nigerian Security And Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, at his office, Government House, Asaba.

According to him, the Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori’s administration is aware that without security of life and property, no meaningful development will take place, asserting that, “security is a cardinal programme in the M.O.R.E. Agenda of our administration.

“We know the type of work you people do and nobody will want to joke with the issue of security; without security, no meaningful development will take place; no matter how wealthy, no matter how good that you are, if security breaks down, all that you will be concerned about is safety.

“With adequate security, of course success will be recorded in every sector of the economy, so, this administration is very keen in ensuring the safety of life and property of our people anywhere they are because, our mission is to ensure a stable and progressive polity.

“As it concerns your needs to enable you perform optimally, we are aware that though, you are an agency of the Federal Government, as a government, we know that this is where you operate and we are the people living here, so, we will encourage you to bring out your best.”

Earlier in his speech, the State Commandant of NSCDC, Corps Commandant Suleiman Jimoh appealed to the state government to support the Corps with operational vehicles and other logistics to enable it function optimally.

Deputy Governor of Delta State, Sir Monday Onyeme (left) with the state Commandant, NSCDC, Corps Commandant Suleiman Jimoh when the latter paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Asaba on Tuesday, 25/07/23