Police Service Commission Praise Investment In Security By The Enugu State Government

H.E, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Gov. Enugu State.

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) and retired Inspector General of Police, Mr Musiliu Smith has said the sustained investment in security by the Government of Enugu State under the headship of His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is one of the reasons the state has become one of the most peaceful states in the country.


Smith, who was represented by the member representing the South South region in the PSC, Austine Braimoh, said no government that desires to leave a lasting legacy in the lives and businesses of its people can afford to take the issue of security for granted, adding that what Governor Ugwuanyi has achieved in Enugu through seamless cooperation and support to the police and other security operatives in the state is an example worthy of replicating by leaders across the country.

“Your investments in security are not in vain. It is evident that these investments have led to what have noted as the significant drop in criminal activities in Enugu State. We have been to a few places around the state and have seen the commendable signposts of achievement that are credited to your leadership,” he said.

While stating that the newly inaugurated Police Service Commission was determined to work towards a refocused and reinvigorated Nigeria Police, he also said the commission has concluded plans to establish regional operational offices across the country to improves connectivity between the public and the Commission while also facilitating public complaints and speeding up the resolution of issues resulting relating to the promotion of officers.

He also pleaded with the Governor to continue to provide support to the security operatives, especially in the provision and discipline of officers and men.

In his response, Governor Ugwyuanyi thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for inaugurating the new board of the Commission, saying it is a demonstration of the commitment of the Nigerian government under his watch, to make the security of life and property, a major national priority.

The Governor restated the commitment of his administration to the sustenance of peace and security in the state and expressed his willingness to continue to support and partner with the security operatives to make this a going possibility.

Since the coming into power of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in 2015, Enugu State has continually ranked very high on all metrics for most secure places in the country, a development that has drawn plaudits from various levels of leadership across the country.