From Precious W. Ahiakwo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Indabawa has urged youths of the Mgbuesilaru community in Okporo road, Obio-Akpor local government area to always settle their differences with the instrument of the police rather than taking laws into their hands.
Indabawa who was represented by his deputy Admin, D.C.P Thomas Etomi gave the charge during the commissioning and hand-over of the Nigeria Police Okporo divisional Head Quarters executed for the Mgbuesilaru community as one of the deliverables from the negotiated partnership agreement between the NNPC/TEPENG JV and the community in Port-Harcourt.
“a situation where we take laws into our hands doesn’t blend well with the international image of our society. We are trying our best and we’ll make sure those communities that give us cooperation, we will police that community very well. I want to urge the youths of this community to embrace the good friendliness of Total and the NNPC and also be useful to themselves,” he said.
Also in an address by the Eastern General Manager Port Harcourt district Administration of Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Peter Igbinovia, represented by the Sustainable Development Project manager, Blessing Nwaerema urged the people of the Mgbuesilaru community to make effective use of the sustainable development projects and programs provided by the NNPC/TEPNG JV for the economic development and wellbeing of the community and the society in general.
In response, the paramount ruler of Mgbuesilaru community, HRH Eze Ejike Wali, commended the companies for their cordial relationship with the community and assures that the youths especially, will be law abiding and ensures any offender of the law will be brought to book to as it will serve as a deterrent to others.
Eze Wali also assures that the community will make judicious use of the projects and programmes provided by the companies and urged the companies to provide patrol vehicles to enable the Okporo Police division be more effective in carrying out their duties.