Rivers plans security summit

The Government of Rivers State, yesterday, said, plans are in motion to convene a security summit that would transmit a comprehensive strategy and homegrown solution to overcome security challenges in the state.

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo, said, the summit would be to articulate the diverse security challenges, identify local measures being used to solve them and formulate a comprehensive strategy via a bottom-top measure that will affect all persons in the state for good.

He added that a sustainable funding model for the Rivers State Security Trust Fund promised by the Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike would also be brought to the fore at the summit.

“We can all recall that the governor recently promised to launch a Security Trust Fund that would incorporate both private and public stakeholders to create a synergy and beef up the security of the state.

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“You would agree with me that a safe and secure state will be more attractive in terms of business and investment,” he added.

The meeting was also attended by the Chief of Staff, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke, Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr Bariere Thomas, Special Advisers on ICT and Security, representatives of the security chiefs and other stakeholders.

The summit is to hold in the state capital, Port Harcourt.