Delta Inaugurates Waterways Security Committee


Delta State Government on Monday inaugurated a waterways security committee and advisory council to assist security agencies on intelligence gathering and boost its peace and security agendum.

The State Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama performed the ceremony on behalf of the Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan at the Government House, Annex, Warri.

Utuama observed that the absence of the committee which was dissolved sometime ago had created a loophole and gap in security information gathering hence it was reconstituted.

He noted that security agencies alone could not deal with the rising security challenges, explaining that it was the responsibility of everyone in the state to play his or her role in helping security agencies do their work.

According to him, the work of the committee among other responsibilities include alerting relevant security agencies of any possible threat to peace and security in the state and also taking necessary measures to nip such threats in the bud.

Utuama stressed that since members of the committee were drawn from different communities and localities, it was incumbent on them to quickly alert the security agencies of acts likely to cause a breach of the peace in their areas.

He added that where a member who was aware of such a threat to peace in his area failed to take necessary measures that could have doused tension, such a member would be held liable.

The Deputy Governor said that the Uduaghan administration was committed to delivering on his three-point development agenda for the people of the state and did not want acts of insecurity to impede its drive.

Uduaghan had last week informed that the State Government was deploying a multi-pronged security strategy aimed at addressing cases of insecurity and other violent crimes in the state.



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