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Uzodimma Threatens To Depose Imo Monarchs Over Insecurity

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Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has threatened to depose any monarch who allows insecurity to reign supreme in his community.

Speaking on Thursday at a security stakeholder meeting in Owerri, the state capital, Uzodinma asked the traditional rulers to begin to take responsibility for the things that happen in their domains.

The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Placid Njoku, said his government will not entertain criminality, violence, and chaos in the state.

“The Imo State government has resolved to depose any traditional ruler who fails to do something while insecurity reigns supreme in his community,” he said.

“Insecurity is one thing Uzodinma takes seriously since he came to government. There is no alternative to security. The issue of security is very central to this government. We must ensure that Imo State is secured,” he said.

“To interact among ourselves and assign responsibilities to ourselves is the main focus of this meeting. We must call ourselves to order. If you are a traditional ruler, what is your role in regards to security? If you are Chairman of CAN, what is your role as regards to security?

“These people who are cultists, rapists, drug addicts and all of them live in your communities, our traditional rulers. What must a traditional ruler do in securing his community? A traditional ruler must have a system to check insecurity. Who goes out and who comes in, in his community should be his priority. If every traditional ruler does his job well this insecurity will abate.”

The governor also called on the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Students’ Union Government, and market unions to join his administration in securing the state.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.