WE ARE COMMITTED TO PEACE, SECURITY IN DELTA – KPOKPOGRI
By Our Correspondent,
The Chief Security Adviser to the Delta State Governor, Rtd. Rear Admiral john Kpokpogri stated this today at the Government house Annex, Warri, during a security meeting with representatives of Koko Community, Warri North Local Government Area.
Our Correspondent reports that the Chief Security Adviser to the Governor, who spoke through a Senior Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters, Hon. Asupa Forteta to the representatives of Koko Community, mainly members of the Koko Human Resources and Development Council, stressed that the Delta State Government would not fold its arms and allow any part of the state to be over heated thereby putting the lives of people in such area in danger.
He told the Koko Youth Umbrella body that government does not interfere completely in the running of affairs of communities but would only step in when there is crisis.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan on Security Matters noted that for the sake of peace, the contentious issue about the unsitting of the Chairmanship of the Koko Human Resources and Development Council should be put to rest and the Chairman, Comrade Frank Ekpen and his Executive should serve and finish their three years tenure by June next year.
He maintained that the Delta State Government recognizes Comrade Ekpen as Chairman, and sued for the cooperation of all to move Koko Community to greater heights.
Honourable Forteta flanked by other Senior Special Assistants to the Delta State Governors, Messrs. Sunny Ogwu, Sunny Jero and Toju Ighowinieyetan, warned against a breakdown of law and order in Koko headquarters of Warri North Local Government Area.
They insisted that government’s position on the issue is to maintain peace in the area, hence Comrade Frank Ekpen should complete his tenure as Chairman of the Koko Human Resources and Development Council.
The Chairman of the Koko Human Resources and Development Council, Comrade Frank Ekpen, who was visibly happy with the peace and reconciliatory moves, thanked the state government for the swift intervention and promised to carry everyone along in the affairs of the council.
He assured youths in the area of better days while piloting affairs of the council and sued for the cooperation of all residents and indigenes of Koko to succeed.
The security meeting was witnessed by a representative of the Nigerian Army, Koko Command, the State Security Service, SSS, Koko and the Divisional Police Officer, Koko Division.