ENUGU STATE GOVERNOR IFEANYI UGWUANYI SENDS ANTI-KIDNAPPING BILL TO STATE ASSEMBLY
Written by darling on August 6, 2019
Enugu StateGovernor IFEANYI UGWUANYIhas held a crucial meeting with Vigilante/Nieghbourhood Watch groups in the 17 local government areas of the state and took decisive decisions towards strengthening the security of the state.
In a press statement by the Secretary to the State Government, SIMON ORTUANYA, shortly after the meeting, stated that the state government upon reviewing the security situation in the state, resolved to send an Anti-kidnapping Bill to the state assembly as an Executive Bill, to ensure maximum security.
According to him, the state government also resolved to immediately overhaul the Vigilante/ Neighbourhood Watch structure in the state for optimized service delivery, adding that the Enugu State Neigbourhood Watch Law 2016 will equally be reviewed.
The state government also approved the payment of stipends to 5,200 Vigilante/Neighbourhood Watch personnel comprising 20 persons per ward in the state, reassuring its commitment to the peace and security of lives and property.