A picture of the vehicle
By Alphonsus Ogili
An Enugu state born business mogul based in Malaysia, Chief Chukwuemeka Omeke have donated a brand new SUV for neighbourhood watch operations in Lejja community of Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu state.
In a brief but solemn event of the presentation of the neighbourhood watch patrol vehicle at Adada
hall in Nsukka Local Government Council, Chief Omeke while presenting the vehicle to the Enugu State Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Poverty Reduction Mr. Obinna Mbaeke said it was a desire in him to improve on the lives and protect properties of the teeming population of communities in Lejja and Enugu State in general.
“It was out of my burning desire to get my community progressing that I decided to donate the vehicle to key into the state government point policy programmes and unparalleled security network of the state governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in the three geo-pollitcal zones of the state.
“Security challenges not just in Enugu state but in the country should be the concern of everybody irrespective tribe, religion and political affiliations. To have an effective neighourhood watch all security gadgets has to be place in order to nip criminal activities and other related social vices in the bud to guarantee safety of lives and property” he noted.
Chief Omeke offered to donate two more Sienna bus to the community before December 2019 for effective and efficient patrol of the three autonomous communities in the area, adding that no amount of investment on security matters would in any way be a waste and that was why governor Ugwuanyi straightened and empowered all the police assisted neighbourhood watch with sienna bus to beef up security in various communities across the state and its environs.
Speaking at the event, Enugu State commissioner for Human Capital Development and Poverty Reduction, Mr. Obinna Mbaeke, said that neighbourhood watch played pivotal role to the success story on security matters in the states.
According to him, “In Enugu State, government places security top in its priority list and has made laudable effort in equipping and supporting the neighbourhood watch in all the communities of the state to ensure effective and undistorted security network in the states. The success story on security network in the state was because of the effectiveness of neighbourhood watch and good collaboration it had with other security agencies”
The commissioner thanked Chief Omeka for the donation assuring him that the vehicle would be judiciously used serve its purpose in the community.
He also thanked the neighbourhood watch members for the professional and mature way they have been carrying out their duty, assuring them that their work will never be in vain.
Also speaking, the chairman, Nsukka local government council chief Patrick Omeje, represented by the deputy chairman, Hon. Cosmo Agbo commended the donor for the gesture in assisting neighborhood watch to police Lejja community and shun criminal activities in the area.
Hon. Agbo said that the council felicitates with the community and thanked the donor in assisting security network of the community.
He said that security challenge is everybody’s business and implored other individuals, donor agencies, philanthropist and corporate organizations to key into the exemplary gesture, pointing out that security challenges in the country is a topical issue which borders on armed robbery, kidnap, rape and other related social vices. The deputy chairman expressed gratitude for the intervention of the donor Chief Omeke to save the situation in Lejja community.
The traditional ruler of the community Igwe Anthony Ochike in a remark expressed gratitude to the singular gesture of the illustrious son of the community High Chief Chukwuemeka Omeke , saying that Chief Omeke had earlier sank borehole for the community free, organized football tournament yearly and empowered over 100/youths of the community with N2m for the past five years among others.
The event was attended by the Enugu state chairman of neighbourhood Mr. Uchenna Ozomgbachi, Traditional rulers from different communities in Nsukka local government area while the famous Ikorodo cultural dance from Obukpa Lejja entertained the audience.