Wike appoints Dr. Chukwuma as acting DG, Neighbourhood Watch.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has approved the appointment of Dr. Uche Chukwuma, as the Acting Director General of the Neighbourhood Safety Agency.

A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, noted that Dr. Chukwuma who retired as an Assistant Commissioner of Police, holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree and is a seasoned security professional.

It will be recalled that Governor Wike, on Thursday, gave his assent to the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Law No.8 of 2018 as passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly on Thursday.

Although, there has been continuous criticism against the bill, especially from the All progressive congress who accused the governor of trying to equip a private army, the governor insisted that the law was necessary as it will curb most violent activities in the state.