LG Boss Seeks IDA Support Against Criminality

The Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Council, Prince Solomon Eke has called for synergy among community leaders in the LGA to tackle the menace of cultism and criminality in the area.

He made the call when members of the Ikwerre Development Association (IDA) paid him a courtesy visit at the Council headquarters Rumuodomaya, recently.

Prince Eke noted that the Council would stop at nothing to reduce criminality in the area, and frowned at the attitude of most communities who are harbouring criminals in their localities. He advised them to work in synergy with the security agencies and the Local Government Area to fish out such hoodlums in their domain.

The OBALGA boss told the leadership of IDA of his plan to positively engage the youths, carry-out sports development initiatives, support education and resurface roads in the area, among others, adding that he would do everything possible to eliminate revenue touting and decongestion of roads as well as ensure efficient sanitation for a healthy environment.

The President, Ikwerre Development Association (IDA), Mr. Oliver Wolugbom said they were in the LGA to interact with the chairman on ways of developing the Ikwerre society.

He commended the chairman for his developmental strides so far and the synergy between them in their efforts to tackle insecurity in the area.

In a related development the OBALGA boss has cautioned residents against inflammable materials.

Regretting the fire mishap in Rumuchida community Rumueme, recently, the Chairman who visited the scene of the incident to ascertain the extent of damage, sympathised with the victims who lost property worth hundred of thousands of naira to fire and said steps would be taken to cushion the effects on the victims and advised residents of Obio/Akpor to be mindful of inflammable materials in their homes, especially petroleum products.

Some of the victims present thanked Hon. Eke for coming to sympathise with them, noting that the visit gave them hope and showed the chairman’s commitment to the plight of the people of

Obio/Akpor. Although no life was lost, the fire was severe and said to have started from a cooking stove which later spread to other houses.

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