With the rising level of Insecurity in Anambra State, the Charles Soludo-led Government have been fighting a constant battle to maintain peace in the state.
In a bid to show their support for the Government, a group of businessmen which included popular businessman, Emeka Okonkwo also known as E-Money, Dr Kennedy Okonkwo (Chairman of Nedcomoak), Obinna Iyiegbu also known as Obi Cubana (Chairman of the Cubana Group) and Kingsley Okonkwo also known as Kcee (Singer and Songwriter).
The group donated the sum of N100m to help tackle insecurity in the state.
They made the donation during a visit to Governor Soludo at the state house on Wednesday.
The donation was made to the Anambra State Security Trust Fund on behalf of their companies, which the group said was in accordance with the call for support by the state government in the fight against insecurity.
Kennedy Okonkwo who led the group said,
“We are happy with your fight against criminals in the state, and we will always support you. We commend your fight against insecurity in the state because it is a major hindrance to the socio-economic development of the state.”
The rate of insecurity in Anambra state had been rising steadily over the last year. This led to Governor Soludo declaring a 12-hour curfew in certain local government areas within the state.
Soludo also placed a ban on motorcycles, tricycles and shuttle buses. He said,
“A 6pm to 6am curfew is hereby placed on motorcycles (okada), tricycles (keke), and shuttle buses until further notice.
Until further notice also, motorcycles, keke and shuttle buses are banned from operating in these local governments on Mondays until the sit-at-home completely stops,”
He also directed that fuel stations place install surveillance cameras in all their stations to help assist the government.
“All fuel stations are hereby directed to, within four weeks from today, place surveillance cameras in their stations and keep the records generated by those cameras in order to assist the state government, when required, in tracking these criminals who inevitably fuel their vehicles at fuel stations,” He added.