The Delta State House of Assembly has pledged to continue their support on policies and decisions that will make the state, and the entire Niger Delta safe and peaceful.
This commitment was reiterated at the Delta State Report on Insecurity by the Niger Delta Dialogue Secretariat in an event held Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Orchid Hotel, Asaba.
Receiving the report, the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon Ochor Christopher Ochor, who represented the Speaker, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, acknowledged the efforts of the organisers of the workshop, and promised that the House will look at it critically and come out with a position.
He pointed that the Lawmaking body had through their legislative works, put in place machineries to curb all forms of violence, especially in the area of political, electoral, community and issues arising from boundary disputes.
“We will look at the report, and come out with our position on it. But we put in place through our legislative work, laws that will curb issues like electoral and political violence, boundary issues, organised crimes such as banditry, militancy, among others.”
The Deputy Speaker pointed out that, to ensure that crimes are reduced in the state, the Assembly recently passed the law on Community Policing, stating that they are determined as a House to ensure the state is safe and peaceful.
“We are determined to support every effort and policy to make Delta safer and better. This was the reason the law on community policing was recently passed by the Delta State House of Assembly”
He also acknowledged the efforts by the state government to see the state remain better and safe, as he pointed out; “I also have to commend the government under, His Excellency Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, for his efforts to ensure that Delta remains better, safer and a wonderful place to live. I think you can confirm that since this administration, Delta have enjoyed reliable peace in all corners, in all sections whether in communities, as a government or as a people.”
He further stated that they will not only partner with the government, but with organisations such as the Niger Delta Dialogue Secretariat to make the state and Niger Delta safer, better and peaceful community to stay.
The event which had the Chairman of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council, HRM Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor, Obi of Owa, as the chairman and representatives of the Deputy Governor, was organised to present the organisation’s research report on “Insecurity in Delta State: Issues, Actors and Solutions”.