Gov Umahi faults N’Assembly on calls for sack of Service Chiefs- By Reginald Okoro


Gov. Dave Umahi

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi has faulted the call by members of the National Assembly on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack nation’s Service Chiefs over worsening insecurity.

Umahi who disagreed with the Federal Legislators on the sack call noted that the call was unneces­sary in the face of the current security challenges.

Umahi, who spoke at the foundation laying ceremony of Army Hospital Reference Centre at Nkwegu Cantonement in Abaka­liki, said what the security agencies needed to tackle at the moment were information and cooperation of Nigerians.

The governor who emphasised on the impor­tance of information, said it was difficult for any­body to do anything without information.

Umahi further added that the Service Chiefs were the best hands for the country in the face of the current securi­ty challenges.

The governor, who said he totally support the president in his decision to retain the service Chiefs, urged the him to increase their logistics and programmes that would bring information to the se­criticism agencies for effective operation.

Umahi expressed hope that the community policing ini­tiative of the Inspector Gen­eral of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, was going to assist in tackling the current security challenges.

“The call for the sack of our security Service Chiefs at this period will be counter productive.

“What is needed now is increased information follow because without information it will be difficult to counter insurgency and other forms of security challenges.

“Therefore, I’m faulting the call and wish to appeal to Mr President not to give heed to the call.

“We are calling on our people to embrace the community policing Initiative of the IGP to tackle rising security menace in parts of the country, ” Umahi said.


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