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Rt. Hon.Ochor Christopher Ochor, Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly.
The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor has commended the state government for the proposed state security outfit to help check the insecurity in the state, saying it a bold step that have to be given support by all Deltans, and those living in the state..
The Deputy Speaker in a press release signed by his Press Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Enebeli on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 said the insecurity that have been witnessed in the state calls for concern, as it has become a big issue and for which every good Deltan should be worried.
He pointed out that the establishment of the security outfit, to be known as “Operation Delta Hawk” is in tandem with good governance, as the security of the people should be the first in line of government actions and activities.
He stated that within the past few weeks, the state had witnessed continuous violent incidents such as kidnapping, armed robberies, farmers-herders clashes, resulting in the killings of many innocent persons.
“The announcement by the state government that plans had been concluded for the establishment of a state security outfit to be known as “Operation Delta Hawk”, is a welcome development. It would be remembered that this was part of the decision of the South-South Governors Forum in their last meeting in Asaba agreed to, and as the Chairman of the forum, the state is implementing the decision of the governors in the zone.
“Without protection of lives and properties, there is nothing like good governance. We have witnessed serious security threats recently. Lives and properties have been lost. We all have to support this proposal, for our own good and the good of our people.”
The Deputy Speaker noted that it has been a policy of the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa government since inception to promote peace and security, a major plank of the SMART Agenda and STRONGER Delta policies, which have been demonstrated by the setting up the Security and Peace Committee made up of eminent Deltans.
He pointed out that as a legislature, representing his people in the State Assembly, and the Deputy Speaker he would lend his supports to any law that will bring peace, save, protect lives and ensure the wellbeing of the people, which is part of what the operations of “Operation Delta Hawk” is meant to achieve.
Pointing out that the Governor Okowa knows the place of peace in national development, Ochor commended him for this move, adding that as a legislator, and Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly representing his people, “ I will support any move that will bring peace and harmonious living in the state.”
He called for the understanding of other security organisations when the security outfit takes off, and for complete cooperation as every legal security outfit is meant to promote peace for a harmonious living among the people.
“I however call on the existing security services to give maximum support to this idea of the State Government. They should see “Operation Delta Hawk” as a sister organisation. Let there be cooperation. They should remember that they are to complement each other to achieve a safe society for the people.
“I commend the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for this initiative to give maximum protection to lives and properties of Deltans and non Deltans living in the state, and those who transit the state to carry out their economic and social activities. This is a bold step. We all must support it,” he said.