The attorney general and commissioner for justice in Rivers, Zacchaeus Adangor, has commended Andoni Area Council for donating patrol vehicles to strengthen security and logistics in the area.
Mr Adangor made the commendation on Friday at Ngo, the council’s headquarters, during an official presentation of two security patrol vehicles to the Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The council also donated a utility bus to the National Union of Andoni Students (NUAS), which was said to be the oldest ethnic student body in the area.
Handing over the vehicles to ACP Isah Gumel and AC Haruna James, who took delivery on behalf of the police and NSCDC, Mr Adangor said there was a need for the stakeholders to collaborate in securing the nation.
He said the three tiers of government must join hands in providing logistics to enhance effective policing and the security of lives and property.
“I want to thank the Chairman of Andoni, Erastus Awortu, for rising up to the occasion and realising that he has a constitutional responsibility.
“This donation will go a long way toward supporting logistics and strengthening security operations in the area,” he said.
Mr Adangor, however, urged beneficiaries to ensure effective use of the facilities to promote security, especially within the council area.
Earlier, the council chairman enjoined politicians to desist from politicising security matters in their quest for leadership positions.
He noted that the council had so far achieved commendable success in crime reduction through synergy with the various operatives deployed to the area.
“I want to specifically say that security is an important business; nobody should apply sentiment or play politics with it; let us build Andoni for our collective good by providing intelligence to strengthen operations.”
Dr Isaac Iragwunima, a medical practitioner and patron of NUAS, and Anni Dan, NUAS president, took the delivery of the utility bus on behalf of the union.