From Isaac Ojo, Nnewi
The Nnewi zone of Police Assistance Committee (PAC) was yesterday inaugurated at the Nnewi North Local Government Area secretariat.
In his address, the Chairman of the newly inaugurated zone, Chief John Ifebighi said that PAC is a well-known body of law abiding citizens who have genuine means of livelihood and with great passion for supporting security operatives.
Chief Ifebighi noted that majority members of the group are traders, artisans, allied workers, civil servants as well as other professionals in their chosen endeavour who are passionate to assisting security agencies, with emphasis on Nigeria Police Force.
He said the group is out to give affordable materials and vehicular support to police in the discharge of their duties and as well help out in sensitising members of the public on the need to volunteer useful information to security agencies.
Chief Ifebighi pointed out that the need to collaborate with NPF has become imperative because the numerical strength of the force is far in between to effectively tackle criminality.
The chairman of the newly inaugurated committee while vouching for the integrity of his members, reassured the police authorities and the Nnewi community that his group will not be a disappointment to the society.
An Nnewi-based businessman, Chief Chinedu Igwe at the occasion equally drummed support for policemen because of what he called strategic work they are doing in the society. He pointed out that no amount of investment in security will be too much as it will be extremely difficult if not impossible for people to carry out their lawful enterprise if effective security is not in place.
The traditional ruler of Nnewi, Igwe Dr K.O.N Orizu III, reiterated the responsibility of every law abiding members of the society and as well key into the vision of FAC.
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar commended FAC for their initiative but urged the members of the group to avoid interfering while policemen and officers are doing their job.