Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration is proposing to amend the anti-kidnapping law in the state to ensure that the state government demolish or seize the property of kidnappers.
He declared that the bill will be sent to the Rivers State House of Assembly for amendment. The governor said that under his watch, no kidnapper or sponsors of kidnapping will benefit from the proceeds of the crime.
Speaking during a special thanksgiving service at the Royal House of Grace in Port Harcourt on Sunday, Governor Wike said: “ Under our watch, no kidnapper or their sponsors will enjoy the benefits of the crime. The Attorney General of the State has brought the bill and it will soon be sent to the Rivers State House of Assembly”.
The governor added that his administration will take firm action against cultism, stating that security agencies will be empowered to arrest cultists and rid the state of crime.
He said kidnapping and cultism have brought negative Publicity to Rivers State; pointing out that this is the time to decisively deal with insecurity in the state.
Governor Wike pledged to do everything possible to make Rivers people live in comfort and enjoy the benefits of good governance.
He said that this is not the era of complaints, but a time to rebuild Rivers State and make the state work for people.
He said : “ This is not a period of complaints, but an era of solving problems.
“This is period for the solving of problems and making sure that the economy of the state works for all the people who live in it”.
The Rivers State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, Apostle Zilly Aggrey urged to take measures to improve the living condition of the ordinary people of the state.
June 28, 2015.
Government House, Port Harcourt.