Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that with greater collaboration with the Church, members of the society and Traditional Rulers, the new security architecture of the state will attain greater success.
Speaking during the first session of the Fourth Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Evo in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Sunday, Governor Wike said that successes have been recorded since the State Government launched Operation Sting.
He said: "With Robust collaboration with the Church, society and Traditional Rulers, we will win the fight against insecurity.
"The Church should also support our efforts in crime fighting. The Church should continue to pray for the Administration to achieve greater success in the fight to promote security.
"Beyond prayers, Church members should also provide information to the state security council and security services on the activities of criminal elements. This will help in tackling insecurity ".
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke, Governor Wike urged members of the Society to support the Rivers State Government to improve security, which will enhance investments in the state.
He said: "Once we achieve better security, more investments will come to the state. These investments will translate to jobs for our people".
Governor Wike thanked the Anglican Dioceses in Rivers State for the Thanksgiving Service they held for his re-election on July 7, 2019. He thanked the Christian community for their support.
Anglican Bishop of Evo Diocese, Rt Rev Innocent Ordu thanked Governor Wike for his consistent support for the church.
"The Governor has done so well for us. He has supported the Church in diverse ways. The Diocese owes it a duty to always support the State Government in prayers ", he said.
Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Mr Solomon Eke expressed the appreciation of Obio/Akpor people for the governor's support to the Evo Diocese.
He assured the Rivers State Governor that the people of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area will provide the needed support to ensure the success of Operation Sting.