Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Ebonyi to launch vigilance group

By News Express on 29/08/2016

Views: 1,874


Ebonyi State Government has announced plans to reestablish vigilante groups in communities in the state.

Governor David Umahi announced this during the maiden Ishiagu Cultural Day celebration at Ishagu, Ivo Local Government Area of the state.
The governor, who was conferred with the chieftaincy title of Ebube Agu of Ishiagu, said: “We shall in the coming weeks in September launch our vigilante group. We will conclude plans with the Commissioner of Police so that we will launch Ebonyi Vigilante starting with Ishiagu and Akaeze communities. So, in the month of September, you will see a robust assistance to the very wonderful work the security agencies are doing in Ishiagu and Akaeze.
“We will tackle crime and I assure you that under my administration, you will have peace.”
Umahi also announced that a construction company, Setraco had been re-invited to complete a section of a road earlier awarded to it in Ishiagu. He added that another road   from Nzerem- Okwe to MCC Junction would also be constructed soon.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya, also ordered a comprehensive evaluation of the light needs of Ishiagu and Akaeze so that they could   be included in the first phase of state's rural electrification programme.
“I have ordered to be completed within the month of September, a comprehensive 10-kilometre street light in the land of Ishiagu and another 10-kilometre in Akaeze. So this project will be jointly funded by the state government and the local government. The project duration shall be 30 days.”
He also assured the people   that work would soon start on the Ishiagu Water Project, already re-awarded at the cost of N2.1 billion.
Umahi, who thanked the people of Ishiagu for the honour done him, paid glowing tribute to their son, Anyim Pius Anyim, the immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, for being a reliable ally in the struggle for political and social justice in Ebonyi State.
Anyim had in his   opening remarks, lauded Governor Umahi for his quality leadership and pledged the support of his kinsmen and women to his administration.
The chairman of the occasion, Dr. Chris Okereke, thanked Umahi for restoring peace to   Ishiagu. The President of Ishiagu Community Development Union, Chief Stanley Chukwu thanked the governor for his magnanimity to the people of Ishiagu, especially in the appointment of sons and daughters to the position of authority in the state
•Photo shows Governor Umahi.

Source News Express

Posted 29/08/2016 9:36:19 PM





You may also like...
Eni executive involved in Nigeria, Congo corruption probes...

OML 29: Litigation by Aiteo’s host community will...

Plateau Massacre: We don’t believe in reprisal attacks...

Governors’ Forum set to check oil theft —Uduaghan...

Kogi Governor vows to probe civil service

South West Governors join forces to tackle economic...

INEC declares Kogi East senatorial election inconclusive

2015 presidential election holds Feb. 14 •Details of...

Alleged N411m Fraud: Court remands ex-Ecobank manager in...

Kwara loses over N400m to illegal recruitment of...

Groups demand public holiday to honour Biafran heroes...

Today’s Weather: Expect cloudy conditions in the North,...


Latest News Police open fire on protesters in Benin, kill 2 Drama as lady slaps man in court, sent to Kirikiri Prisons Millions risk deportation from Nigeria over residence permits Banditry: We may starve to death, Sokoto communities cry out Ex-Governor Dankwambo under investigation, invited for questioning E-Payment: Panic as ATM machines catch fire in Calabar Nigerian Law School: 850 students pass resit exams, 724 fail Gov. El-Rufai creates 3 new ministries in Kaduna Onu not appointed SGF - Group Ekiti varsity queries lecturer over alleged sex-for-mark scandal Anti-Corruption: Agbakoba says Nigerian Government needs N5bn to prosecute cases Igwe is Unveiled as First Alumnus VC of UNN


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (493,938 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,211 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (364,963 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (311,532 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (275,939 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (243,828 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (233,724 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (215,643 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (212,124 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,186 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,352 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,670 views)


NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (92) Business & Economy (4,308) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (622) Features (759) Global Business Monitor (377) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,585) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (303) News (47,376) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,017) Religion (1,021) Sports (2,041) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera