From Tony John, Port Harcourt
rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said his administration has invested more on security infrastructure than any other state government in the country.
Governor Wike stated this, yesterday, when he received medical doctors, who staged a peaceful protest at the Government House, Port Harcourt, following the killing of their colleague by kidnappers.
Wike assured them his administration is committed to the security of lives and property.
The governor, who spoke through his Chief of Staff, Mr. Chukwuemeka Woke, said crime and criminality had drastically reduced in the state because of the administration’s investments in security. He said every society had security issues and pointed out that despite the reduction in insecurity, crime had not been totally eliminated.
“The Wike administration is committed to the security of every person living and doing business in the state. That is why we have made massive investments in security.
“I challenge any state with alternative facts to come forward and declare. We will continue to support security agencies to make the state more secure.”
He commiserated with the doctors on the killing of their colleague, pointing that the administration would work with security agencies to bring the criminals to justice.
Earlier, Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Rivers State chapter, Dr. Datonye Alasia, said they were on a peaceful march, to draw the attention of security agencies and the state government to the death of their colleague, Dr. Florence Onuh, allegedly killed by kidnappers.
He said the state health sector would be troubled if health professionals were under threat from criminals .
“It is a peaceful walk; the essence is to make people realise that human life should be given more value. We see that a lot of our youths are given to violent crime and they do it without conscience and against community leaders, the doctor and others. There should be more proactive plans to make sure that the health facilities are given adequate security.”