Obaseki boosts security on Edo waterways, procures gunboats, others
… as Gelegele, Ologbo get marine posts to check piracy
In furtherance of its efforts to boost security on the state’s waterways and protect the lives and property of the citizenry, the Edo State Government has purchased more armoured gunboats and speedboats to curb criminal activities along its coastal areas and waterways.
Speaking with journalists immediately after delivering the speedboat and armoured gunboats in Benin-city, the Executive Chairman, Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Area Development Commission (EDSOGPADEC) Board, Pastor Kennedy Osifo, said the governor’s desire to create a peaceful and rancour-free atmosphere to boost the economy of the state influenced the purchase of the boats.
He noted that to complement the efforts of the governor in curbing crime and criminal activities in the state, his board had built Marine Posts at Gelegele in Ovia North East Local Government Area and Ologbo in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state, to fight pirates on the water ways.
Osifo, who spoke on behalf of other board members, maintained that the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki would be reelected for a second term in office on account of his many achievements across all sectors of the state so as to consolidate on these achievements.
He added: “Governor Obaseki is a silent achiever whose legacies in the private sector had promoted good governance in the state.”
The EDSOGPADEC boss, however, urged the Edo people to support the second term bid of the governor, stressing that he has brought respite to the common man.
It would be recalled that four speed and four armoured gun boats were earlier purchased by the state government to boost the security architecture, Wabazigan, for the purpose of securing the waterways in the state.
Some armoured gunboats and speedboats procured by the Edo State Government to curb criminal activities along the state’s coastal areas and waterways.