Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has referred to as on the Power Fee of Nigeria (ECN), to assist the Federal Authorities in its combat in opposition to insecurity within the nation.
Uzodinma made the decision on Wednesday in Abuja throughout a go to to the fee, in accordance with a press release by its Director, Media and Public Relations, Mr Abdulaziz Elemah.
The governor stated that the combat in opposition to insecurity required power to achieve success.
“The state of affairs in Nigeria right now may be very pathetic, starting from the worldwide pandemic to insecurity within the North-East, excessive crime price within the South-East, South-South and South-West.
“In different phrases, safety downside just isn’t a job that ought to be left for safety businesses alone.
“From what I’ve seen of its mandate, ECN will also be a safety company as a result of with out mild, with out power, there will probably be no safety wherever on the earth,” Uzodinma stated.
The governor additionally referred to as on the fee to assist Imo in tackling numerous social and financial challenges.
“I’ve come for recommendation and attainable suggestions that may allow my authorities to confront the safety challenges within the state.
“I can’t do that alone when alternatives like this exist. We are going to work collectively to solicit for assist from different authorities businesses to encourage ECN to function at most degree.
“We will give you a coverage that may mild up city areas earlier than we get to the agricultural centres in order that crime price will scale back, citizenship motivation will improve and the financial system will probably be stimulated,” he stated.
Prof. Eli Jidere, ECN Director-Normal, stated that the fee would proceed to stay as much as expectations within the curiosity of Nigerians.
Jidere gave the reassurance that the governor’s request can be positively thought of.
“I need to guarantee you that we are going to proceed to stay as much as expectations for the advantage of the residents of this nation.
“What you requested for is a part of our duty.
“I need to say categorically that we are going to work very intently together with your authorities to make sure that your request is met in respect of power as an instrument for safety,” he stated.
Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Donald Ugwu (NAN)