Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has expressed satisfaction with the effective take off of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency at its headquarters in Port Harcourt.
Addressing journalists after inspecting facilities at the headquarters of Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency on Friday, Governor Wike said that he was happy with facilities already in place.
He said the next phase of the operation of the agency would be the recruitment of qualified and responsible personnel .
The governor said that employment opportunities would accomodate all those living in the state, even though majority of the personnel would be Rivers indigenes.
He said: “I am satisfied with what I have seen on ground at the headquarters of the State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency. The next step would be the recruitment of qualified personnel.
“We will recruit from across the board, but majority will be Rivers indigenes. This is because this is a state agency”.
The governor noted that the agency will add value to the security architecture of Rivers State, in view of the composition of the Board of Directors and the commitment of the State Government.
He said: “This agency already exists in different APC States, why are the criticising that of Rivers State. The criticisms are based on sentiments. They are not constructive .”
Governor Wike said the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency is to complement the efforts of security agencies .
The governor who was conducted round the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency headquarters by the Director General of the Agency , Dr Mike Uche Chukwuma.
Governor Wike later inspected hostels and halls constructed by the Rivers State Government at the State NYSC Secretariat at Nonwa, Tai Local Government Area .
Governor Wike also inspected the new Police Station built by the State Government at Kpopie Junction at Gokana Local Government Area.