Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the Neighbourhood Safety Corps is being established by the State Government for enhanced peace across the state.
Addressing members of PDP Ex-councillors Forum , Rivers State Chapter after their solidarity March to Government House Port Harcourt on Friday, Governor Wike said that the setting up of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps followed established due process of the law.
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke, the Rivers State Governor maintained that the Neighbourhood Safety Corps will also generate employment for youths.
He said: “By Monday, we shall inaugurate the Board of Directors of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps and Agency. The security agency has come to stay. No amount of intimidation will stop us from moving ahead.
“We will contine to develop the security infrastructure that will protect our people. We will also sustain our support for security agencies “.
The governor also assured the ex-councillors that the administration will continue to execute development projects for the people.
He thanked the ex-councillors for supporting his administration, saying that their support will never be taken for granted.
Chairman of the PDP Ex-councillors Forum, Rivers State, Hon LoveGod Nweze announced the endorsement of Governor Wike for a second term.
He said the ex-councillors support the Neighbourhood Safety Corps initiated by the Rivers State Governor for the improvement of security in the state.
They said that the opposition to the Neighbourhood Safety Corps is misplaced because it is already operational in Lagos and other APC States
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor,
14th April, 2018.