Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the Federal Government to stop the incessant transfer of heads of security agencies in the state.
He said such transfers create tension in the state.
Wike, who spoke on Monday during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme televised from Government House, Port Harcourt, regretted that he has had three commissioners of police since he assumed office as governor on May 29, 2015.
The governor noted the security in the state has been impacted negatively by the frequent unnecessary transfer of security chiefs allegedly masterminded by a former governor and minister of transportation, Chibuike Amaechi.
“The Federal Government needs to allow security chiefs remain in Rivers State to do their jobs and douse the tensions.’’
He added also: ‘‘In spite of distractions, we have succeeded in completing many abandoned projects left by the previous government. We have cleared backlog of unpaid salaries and pensions left by the previous government. We have succeeded in restoring the judiciary and reopening courts shutdown by the previous government.”
The governor declared that his administration is premised on truthful relationship with the Rivers people as he would fulfil all his campaign promises.
Wike explained that his administration has taken concrete measures to improve the security of the state through funding of security interventions and provision of necessary logistics for all security agencies.
Commenting on the death of the youth corps member during the rerun elections, the governor described the ugly incident as unfortunate and painful, adding that an independent investigation and post mortem on the corpse of the corps member must be carried out to ascertain the type of gun and bullet that killed him and those who carry such weapons.