Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, has donated security equipment and information communication gadgets to Anambra State government.
In October 2022, Ubah survived attack on his convoy in Enugwu-Ukwu, a community in Njikoka Local Government Area of the State by gunmen who killed three police of his orderlies in an ambush.
Governor of the State, Chukwuma Charles Soludo, took delivery of the items including 6000 streetlights with surveillance cameras, 1000 walkie talkies, trained personnel, among others.
Soludo received the items at FC Ifeanyi Ubah International stadium, Nnewi at the Anambra South Security Surveillance and Information Technology Summit.
Addressing residents of the State at the summit, Governor Soludo poured encomium on Senator Ubah, describing him as a true born (Onye Anambra).
“We gladly accept this gift for the safety of Anambra South” and the State in general.
“We must ensure that the skilled security people adhere to the Anambra State Vigilante Law and Police Act”, he said.
Soludo explained that the Solution would work with them to make sure that the security agencies were operating cooperatively in accordance with the existing security architecture and that the technology was properly set up.
The security team, made up of the Commissioner for Homeland Affairs, Chief Chikodi Anarah, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, AVM Ben Chiobi, and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi.
According to the Governor who expressed his sincere gratitude to Sen. Ifeanyichukwu Ubah for coming up with this specific idea to secure Anambra South”, recalled that the seven Local Governments in Anambra South, including Ogbaru, were under siege when I took over office”.
Speaking further, he said, “because of the gun violence and homicides that were occurring at the time, we couldn’t conduct campaigns in these areas adequately.
“We made the decision to take on these crooks and retake our state.
“Everyone’s job is to protect lives and property. Men, women, and children all have a part to play. Speak up if you see something.
“We reactivated the Anambra State Security Trust Fund law and requested donations from Anambra people (Ndị Anambra). Since we shall be developing Anambra State together, many people responded to our invitation by providing money, vehicles, technology, and other items.
He assured that after the 2023 elections, he will meet with representatives from each political party in Anambra and plead with them to put partisan politics aside since government belongs to everyone, saying that his agenda is development of Anambra State.
Earlier, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah congratulated the Governor for keeping to his promise to visit Nnewi.
“We have come to inform all of our adversaries who have predicted that Anambra South will not prosper that we will permanently sweep out all criminal elements in collaboration with the State Government.”
“We have developed a project called “Secure Anambra South Project” to combat security issues.
“What we are seeing here is a deliberate alliance between the offices of the Anambra South Senatorial District and the government of the State.
“The initial group of trained personnel is here to protect the investments as well as to ensure in collaboration with other security agencies that investors coming to invest in the state won’t be afraid.”
“Our security will henceforth speak in every neighborhood with a single voice. We’ll set up communication and security devices to continue to protect our people”
“The installation of street lights is our initial phase, followed by the installation of surveillance cameras”, according to the Senator who appealed to residents of the State State to support the State House of Assembly and security agencies.