President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded arrangements to re-equip and increase security personnel to effectively tackle rising insecurity in the country, noting that the police force remains a crucial component of security architecture.
Buhari, who was represented by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the commissioning of Police Special Protection Unit Base 6 in Rivers State, acknowledged that insecurity had posed serious challenges to the development of the country, stressing that without security there would be no development.
The President, who spoke during the unveiling of facility built by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and named after him for accomplishing the project, which was abandoned 10 years ago, assured that his administration would continue to provide leeway for security agencies to fight criminality in the country.
In his remarks, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, berated the Federal Government for failure to execute projects, saying that the project being commissioned after 10 years of commencement was not a record for any administration.
He further expressed disappointment over the rate at which the NDDC abandons projects, saying that he was on the verge of taking over the project seven months ago when the NDDC got information of his intention and saved the situation by completing the project.Follow us on social media