The Nigeria Police Force has described the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, as the best police-friendly governor in Nigeria.
And in recognition of this, the Force, through its Deputy Inspector-General, Valentine Ntomchukwu, presented Umahi with a special plaque at the state Executive Council Chambers, Government House in Abakaliki on Thursday.
Ntomchukwu said,“The Inspector-General,Ibrahim Idris, has asked me to tell you that you are the most police- friendly governor in Nigeria and I am not saying it because I am in
Ebonyi State. It is because of what I have seen which you have done
for the state police command.
“Honestly, on arrival to the police command, I saw streetlights and
other things I have never seen in other police commands and when I
asked they said the governor did those things for the command. I can
see houses for policemen of rank and file and I can see a storey
building also built by the governor for the command.
“I am going to relay what I have seen to the IGP and maybe he will
come one day and see for himself the wonders you are doing in terms of infrastructural development.”
Ntomchukwu also lauded Umahi for the communication equipment he
“provided for the command and the ongoing renovation of the perimeter
fencing and security post of the command headquarters which have lifted the status
of the command.”
He thereafter went ahead to, on behalf of the IGP, present a special
plaque to the governor.
“Sir, find anywhere in your office and place this plaque
so that any time you turn around, you will look at it as a mark of
honour and appreciation of your support to the police,” the DIG told Umahi.
The DIG also told the governor that prior to the outcome of the findings in respect of the communal clashes between Ebonyi and Cross River states, a new police squadron would be established as a buffer to forestall further loss of lives and property in the area.