From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deployment of advance technology to tackle insecurity in the South East.
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma made the disclosure to State House Correspondents after a meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday.
He said he came to appeal to the President to approve the tech deployment to enable the state deal effectively with the menace of insecurity.
He said with the president’s approval, advanced surveillance equipment would soon be delivered to the region to enhance the fight against insecurity without collateral damage.
He said: “I also appealed to him to further support us with some technological deployment to be able to do an advanced kind of security control in the South East. And he has also given his approval to that.
“And any moment from now, we’ll be getting some surveillance equipment and some modern technologies that will help us manage security so that we can fight crime with little or no collateral damage to the environment.”
Uzodimma said the people of the state were enthusiastic and committed Nigerians who believed in the unity of Nigeria.
He also said he was not to blame for the insecurity in the state.
He said crime has gone down tremendously since a Naval base was established in the state.
“So, I think we have hope for a better Nigeria. The road that we just completed that was commissioned by Mr. President, the Owerri to Orlu dualised expressway. Mr. President has approved that Imo State government be refunded,” he added.