Enugu State Commissioner of
Police, Mr. Danmallam Mohammed,
has commended Governor Ifeanyi
Ugwuanyi for his “tremendous”
support to the command.
The commissioner, who stated
this while taking delivery of 22
brand new patrol vans donated to
the police command by the Enugu
State Government to enhance their
security operations, disclosed that the
“huge support” from Ugwuanyi’s
administration has “resulted in the
ranking of Enugu as the most peaceful
and safest state in the country”.
Mohammed noted that the security
of lives and property and “total
tranquility” being witnessed in the
state is a deliberate action of the state
government, stressing that Ugwuanyi
strongly believes that “the purpose
of government is for the security
and social wellbeing of its citizens, as
guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as
He added that the security vehicles
was the latest in the series of support
and commitment from the state
government, promising that the
force will continue to keep faith with
the governor’s philosophy of zero
tolerance for crime and his policy
towards “a crime-free Enugu State”.
“I therefore, wish to assure the good
people of Enugu State that we will
continue to provide adequate security
coverage round the clock so that
people will sleep with their two eyes
closed”, the police commissioner said.
Presenting the vehicles, the
governor stated that the decision was
in keeping with his administration’s
resolve, at its inception, to give utmost
attention to the security of lives and
property of the people, as well as the
maintenance of peace in every corner
of the state.
According to him, “this is because
we recognized that security is the
prime condition for stability, growth
and development in any society
and that without it, engagement
in meaningful social, political and
economic activity would be virtually
He added that his administration
has continued to demonstrate its
commitment to “this objective
through the excellent partnership that
we maintain with security agencies”,
noting that such gesture includes
regular donation of vehicles and
other essential equipment, as well as
the provision of logistical support to
the agencies to ensure successful and
effective discharge of their functions.
Governor Ugwuanyi expressed
delight that the efforts of his
administration in the area of security
have ensured that Enugu remains
one of the safest, most secure and
peaceful states in the country. He
maintained that such efforts have also
ensured that the incidence of crime
and other activities that threaten peace
in the society is reduced to the barest
The governor explained that the
security vehicles are fitted with ultramodern
communication gadgets to
boost the operations of the command
and help make the state safer and more
peaceful, recalling that government had
previously donated similar vehicles to
the police and other security agencies
after his assumption of office.
“As I have said earlier, this is a
gesture that we will continue to make
from time to time and as occasion
demands in order to enhance the
capacity of the police to carry out
their very essential duties diligently
and efficiently”, the governor
declared, while commending the
police and other security agencies
“for their commitment and
cooperation towards the attainment
of our common goal of enthroning
peace and security in the state”.

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