By Ignatius Okorocha
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, representing Anambra South Senatorial District, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, over the establishment of a Zonal Command of the Nigeria Police Force in Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government Area in Anambra state.
According to the Young Progressive Party (YPP) lawmaker, the establishment of the Police zonal command in his senatorial district will, no doubt, go a long way in checkmating the activities of bandits and other criminality in the area.
He expressed optimism that the presence of the police command would stem the activities of the criminals and restore peace in the area.
“Undoubtedly, security is key enabler of development in every functional society. The creation of zonal 13 in Ukpo, Dunukofia local government area of Anambra is the last piece of puzzle to achieve a holistic and comprehensive security apparatus which will strengthen Anambra and the entire South East zone’s capacity to tackle prevailing security challenges.
“This is historical milestone that is worthy of commendation because since the creation of Anambra state 25 years ago, this is the first zonal command to be established in Anambra state, particularly Ukpo community which is 10 miles within the Awka Capital city radius and also a central meeting point between Onitsha and Awka. It is also worthy of noted to state that Dunukofia, Njikoka,Awka North and Awka South are the 4 LGAs that make up Awka Capital city,” he said.
The lawmaker commended the contributions of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, towards the actualization of the new zonal command.
He also lauded President Buhari for his intervention in the on going reconstruction of Enugu-Onitsha expressway and the second Niger bridge project, noting that the laudable projects would further open up economic gateway of the zone and foster sustainable development in the area.