The governor of Cross River State, Senator Bassey Otu has assured of his government readiness to work with security agencies to curb all forms of insecurity in the state.
Otu gave the assurance when he received in his office, the Cross River State Commandant of the National Security and Civil Defense Corps, Charles Brown.
The governor who extolled the leadership qualities as well as the service experience of the state Commandant, said such synergy was imperative because of the peculiar nature of the Corp and their closeness to the people.
“I am very happy to receive you today, I am happy that you have served at various capacities in the corp, which emphasizes your experience and leadership qualities.
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“You are the closest to the civilian populace and that is why we will support you to fight all forms of insecurity in our state. I do not believe that Kinetic method alone can do this, we will also employ other methods to ensure that we get a holistic result.
“As a government, we are working very hard to address a lot of the insecurity issues that have affected us for a long time now, especially kidnapping and by the grace of God we are winning.
“The issue of unauthorized scrap activities is also another thing we are tackling. Some of their activities encourage criminality and you must tackle them. We are ready to partner in anyway possible to ensure that our state is firmly secured.
In his remarks, Commandant of the NCDSC, Commander Charles Brown expressed appreciation to the governor for the audience, maintaining that the Corp, under his leadership was ready to partner with the government to secure every part of the state.
“Your desire to make Cross River State safe and investment friendly is one that we appreciate so much, that is why we came here to say that we are ready to support the state in this regard. We assure you that we will work together to bring the glory of the state back.”