The Anambra State Chapter of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has said that security of a country or its components units goes beyond military considerations.
A PDP Chieftain, and an aspirant for the coming governorship election on the platform of the party in the state Dr. Ifedi Okwenna noted that security embraces economic, political and social dimension of individuals, family, community, local and national life.
He said to bat the provision of adequate security of lives and property is the greatest gift any government can give to her citizens and it is also the greatest enablement for growth and development.
He posited that there can be no development without security and security of lives and property is tenable only when there is good governance.
“The security of our state must be constructed in terms of the security of the individual citizen to live in peace with access to basic necessities of life while fully participating in the affairs of his society in freedom and enjoying all fundamental human rights.
“We shall pursue security of lives and property from the nexus of providing good governance for the State.
“Our Economic development objectives will be to provide employment, create wealth and fight poverty. The provision of means of livelihood for our people will reduce crime. We shall therefore fight crime with jobs for our children, food on the tables and money in the pockets of Ndi Anambra.
“Our Security vision is to sustainably make Anambra State, the safest State in Nigeria. A place one will be proud to be born into, go to school in, grow in, work in, raise children in, retire in and have a happy old age in. We will not compromise the security of lives and property in Anambra State”.
He said that he will strengthen the Administration of Criminal Justice System as enacted by the Administration of Criminal Justice System Act, which has not been effectively implemented since it came to force in
“We will form great synergy with the Nigerian
Security Systems – Police, Army, Navy, Airforce, State Security Service, National Security and Civil Defense Corps etc. in the effective security management of Anambra State. We shall plan with and support the activities of these security organizations in the State
and will rely on them for curbing a number of regular and critical security challenges.
“We will reform the Anambra Vigilante Service
(AVS) to make it more effective, responsive and dynamic. We shall look at:
‘The terms of engagements of all members. Conduct thorough background checks of all operatives and collect their comprehensive biodata and ensure biometric capturing.
Expand the capacities and strength of AVS. Develop a central operational database for easy tracking. Organizations of regular training and retraining of the operatives and strengthening of the code of conduct and discipline etc,” he said.
He added that his administration if elect will ensure effective Surveillance and Intelligence Networking in the State by a team, highly trained for the assignment, using the most effective electronic communication network systems, to be deployed.
He noted that an Assets Protection team will be established for the state against vandalism and terrorism especially in malls, markets, bus terminals etc.
Dr. Okwenna said to that his administration will create a Special Rescue team which can be activated during
occasional attacks, kidnapping and unusual security breaches.
Be concluded that Special Rescue Team will be fortified with technology-driven equipment including drones, cameras, facial identification technology etc.
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