Security Trust Fund: Business consultant rallies support for Gov. Ugwuanyi
By Our Reporter
An American-based business consultant, Dr Felix Ugwu has applauded Enugu State Government for instituting a Security Trust Fund aimed at strengthening the security architecture of the state.
Ugwu also commended the state government for establishing forest guards to complement security agencies in keeping the state secure.
The philanthropist called on residents of the state and other spirited Nigerians to support the scheme which he said was in line with international best practices.
He said that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had shown quality leadership in securing lives and properties as well as on other issues affecting the welfare of residents of the state.
Ugwu said that Ugwuanyi had managed the security situation of the state in a commendable manner in spite of obvious challenges.
He said that the state under the governor was the first in the country to establish forest guards where 1700 personnel had been employed.
“The governor has shown that the responsibility of securing the state is a task that must be done dispassionately,” he said.
Ugwu said that the governor had proven to be a reliable leader, who was poised to build on the successes recorded in his first term in office.
He described as unprecedented the purchase of 100 Hilux vans and 260 Siena vehicles for security patrol in the state.
He said that the purchase of the Hilux vans from a Nigerian entrepreneur, Innoson Motors, was a great support for the local economy.
It would be recalled that the state had witnessed break down of security in recent times prompting the governor to employ the services of 1700 forest guards as well as strengthen the vigilance groups in the state.
Ugwuanyi also announced the set up of a security trust fund to be modelled along that of Lagos State, adding that all 478 autonomous communities in the state must be secured.