One of the major masterstrokes of the Gov Willie Obiano administration is Security. He had upon assumption into office, overhauled the security apparatchiks, moved the game and sustained it. He has invested so much on Security that his workings are became VISIBLE.
Very aware of the underpinning necessity to secure life and property, the Obiano government had initiated a lasting solution to the security challenges that has been deluding ndi Anambra for many years before now.
He didn't tarry, once inaugurated, the tender Willie Obiano administration dared the criminals and the kidnappers to the face when on 10th of April, 2014, he convened the Anambra Security Security. The summit afforded the chief worker of Anambra state the opportunity of handing down the last warning to criminals and petty thieves in the state.
At the summit, an Isreali Security Expert M. Kiennan delivered a lecture, the then Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase who equally declared the readiness of the NPF in partnering with the Anambra State government in bursting crimes and criminality. The event saw the attendance of other Security chiefs and the launching of Operation Kpochapu (Clean-Up) which comprised of all the security agencies in Anambra State (The Police, Army, Navy, NSCDC, Immigration, NDLEA and others). Relevant gadgets were provided by the Working Willie including over 25 Hilux Trucks to the JTF. This was in collaboration with community heads and vigilante groups.
Within weeks and months, all former kidnappers' dens were bursted and demolished. All hideouts of criminals were ransacked and flashpoints in Upper Iweka Onitsha, Agbakoba Park environs, Nkpor, Obosi, Awka were restored back to normalcy.
Morality started reigning. The activities of the JTF was further decentralized by mounting in some strategic points throughout Anambra State till today. Within six months of the exercise, Anambra beamed like a device that underwent a Default Setting. Everything became anew. Peace and hope restored. Businesses started thriving again.
Normalcy returned to Anambra, the remaining criminals who escaped from the state landed in some neighboring States and hid there. This development to the governor necessitated the second and more larger security summit later the accompanying year.
It was August 22, 2015 at the Governors lodge Amawbia that the governor of Anambra state Chief Willie Obiano convened the South East States and Delta State Security Summit. This colloquium was organised by Dr Obiano to urge his neighbors to borrow a leaf from Anambra, pointing out that Anambra could only be safe when her neighbors are safe. He willingly devulged his strategies that saw the Clean-Up of crimes and criminality in Anambra.
Amongst the participants are the governors of Enugu (H.E Ifeanyichukwu Ugwuanyi), Abia (H.E Okezie Ikpeazu), The SSG of Ebonyi state, Prof Bennard Odoh. The DG of DSS, Lawal Daura, IGP, Solomon Arase and all the Service Chiefs in Anambra State and key stakeholders in the Security Sector.
These summits were masterstrokes that sustained the safeness of the state. The political will of Gov Willie Obiano has remained unwavering.
After the summits, the state government procured and handed over to the security agencies in the state 4 Gunboats (Donated to the Nigeria Navy), Operational Vehicles numbering over 100 and of course the gadgets to other security outfits.
To cap up the security awareness of the state government, she launched the Aerial surveillance (Using Helicopters) to patrol the boarders of the state with our sister States. The launch of the American Policing pattern with over 100 Cars equipped with modern security gadgets like Speed detector, Alcohol detector, speed gun, and others sent chills down the spines of armed robbers.
These were followed by the launch of patrol Teams (Night Club Patrol, Schools' Environment Patrol and others) with vehicles for easy policing of these areas. The METRO (a special JTF unit in charge of bursting cyber crimes and criminality with over 25 operational vehicles and gadgets). Then came the motorbikes, over 50 of it for patrolling the streets of major cities in the state. No doubt, Gov Willie Obiano came well armed with solutions to myriads of disturbances our society faces.
The assurance of security in Anambra had paved way for consortiums to have interest in Anambra and invest. About $2.4b worth of investments have been netted by the state government. Today, people come home during Yuletides unlike before where families stay in places like Lagos or Abuja for their Children's traditional weddings. Night life returned in Awka and other major cities, courtsey of adequate security. The Obiano government had recieved commendations from far and near on her ability to rid Anambra of criminals.
Till today, Anambra remains the safest state in the whole Nigeria. Eight days from today, the Chief Worker will be sworn into office to continue his good works for a second term. Support him!