By Sunny A. David
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has won award as the best Governor in grassroots security in Nigeria for 2019 by a Certified Chartered Forensic Institute, Security and Forensic Study Nigeria.
The Chairman Anambra State Vigilante Supervisory Committee and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Vigilante Matters Chief Ikechukwu Aduba received the award on behalf of the Governor, during a one day security conscious training and official opening of Anambra Vigilante Group office in Awka.
Presenting the Award, the Director General Security and Forensic study Nigeria, Ambassador Okocha Morgan, expressed gratitude to God for making Chief Obiano the Governor of Anambra State who he said has increased security architecture of Anambra and has designed a well organized vigilante group for effective grassroots security.
He described Chief Obiano as the best Governor in the advancement of grassroots security which he said has attracted investors to Anambra State.
Receiving the certificate on behalf of the Governor, Chief Aduba thanked Ambassador Okocha for recognizing the efforts of Governor Obiano in maintaining maximum security in Anambra, noting that Governor Obiano has equipped all security agencies in the State for enhanced security of life and property.
Contributing, the National President Anambra State Association of Town Unions, (ASATU), Chief Alex Onukwue and the Secretary Anambra Vigilante Group Advisory Committee, Chief Ostar Christopher thanked God that Anambra is now the safest State in Nigeria through the efforts of Governor Obiano who they said has made vigilante activities functional in every Communities and as well has equipped all security agencies with necessary logistics.
A resource person and the Anambra State Director Security and Forensic Study Nigeria, Mr. Walter Okoli said that Anambra Vigilante Group is meant for able bodied men and women that want to pursuit career in security to become security personnel.
Some vigilante personnel and their teams including Chief Ethel Iheri Commander Nkwo Nnewi Central Vigilante, Chief Chinenye Ihenkor of Anambra North Anambra Vigilante Group, Amene Oraegbunam of Onitsha and Osita Ndubueze from Okija were honoured and commended for their interventions, hard work and commitment to security in their areas.
Observation of a minute silence for Anambra Vigilante Group fallen member, the late Mr. Christopher Nzekwe-Ezeoke and award presentation also featured at the event.