Senator representing Anambra south in the national assembly, senator Ifeanyi Ubah has commended president Muhammadu Buhari, president of the Senate,zani Ahmed Lawan as well as the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu over the creation of a new zonal headquarters (zone 13) located in Ukpo, Dunukofia local government area of Anambra state. The Senate in plenary Wednesday, also adopted Senator Ubah’s motion on international Day of parliamentarism.
‘’Today, being July 1, 2020, I came under Order 43 of the Senate Rules to commend and express appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), The Inspector General of Police; IGP Mohammed Adamu and The Senate President; Senator Ahmad Lawan for making the creation of a new Police Zonal Headquarters (Zone13) in Ukpo, Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State a reality.
‘’Recently, the Inspector General Of Police; IGP Mohammed Adamu announced the creation of five(5) new zonal headquarters for the Nigerian Police Force with Zone13 situated in Ukpo, Dunukofia LGA, Anambra State to be in charge of Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra state Police Commands.
‘’I noted that this is a historical milestone that is worthy of commendation because since the creation of Anambra State 25years ago, this is the first zonal command to be established in Anambra State, particularly Ukpo community which is 10miles within the Awka Capital city radius and also a central meeting point between Onitsha and Awka. It is also worthy of note to state that Dunukofia, Njikoka, Awka North and Awka South are the four(4) LGAs that make up Anambra Capital territory.
‘’Undoubtedly, security is a key enabler of development in every functional society. The creation of zone13 in Ukpo, Dunukofia LGA of Anambra is the last piece of the puzzle to achieve a holistic and comprehensive security apparatus which will strengthen Anambra and the entire Southeastern zone’s capacity to tackle prevailing security challenges.
‘’Furthermore, I also commended President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) for his intervention in the Enugu-Onitsha expressway which is presently being constructed by RCC. Upon completion, this road will facilitate seamless movement and connection between the five(5) states in the Southeast. It is also on record that 48% work has been achieved in the Second Niger bridge project. This is an epoch-making project that will further open up our economic gateway and foster sustainable development in the Southeast.
‘’On behalf of the good people of Anambra, I want to appreciate His Excellency; President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), The Inspector General Of Police; IGP Mohammed Adamu and The Senate President; Senator Ahmad Lawan for their unparalleled contributions to the actualization of this historic feat which I believe will harness economic prosperity that will bring about total eradication of criminal activities, community uprising and restiveness in Anambra and the SouthEast in general.
In the same vein, I also presented a motion on the international day of parliamentarianism which was established by the United Nations General Assembly in it’s resolution A/RES/72/278 aimed at recognizing the role of parliaments in National plans and strategies and in ensuring greater transparency and accountability at national and global levels.
I noted that the day celebrates parliaments and is also an opportunity to take stock, identify challenges and ways to address them effectively. Aware of the fact that every country in the world has some form of representative Government with 79 bicameral and 114 unicameral chambers of parliaments with over 460,000 members of parliament.
I further emphasized that yesterday; June 30, 2020 was the 131st anniversary of the inter-parliamentary union(IPU) and the celebration of the third edition of international day of parliamentarianism.
However, I raised concern over the fact that despite the parliament being the most important arm of Government in a democracy due to its representativeness, it is the most vilified and misunderstood arm of Government. I expressed further concern that parliaments all over the world are needed more than ever to put in place legislation to respond to the health and economic crisis occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, protect vulnerable people and help scrutinize Government’s actions and spending.