By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA â€” Over 500 vigilance groups in Anambra State have commended Governor Peter Obi for providing security funds to 177 communities periodically to enable them reduce crime rate in the state.
In a resolution adopted by the groups at a meeting attended by their chairmen in Awka, yesterday, they, however, observed that sometimes the money was not utilised for the purpose it was meant.
They urged Obi to channel such funds through the groupsâ€™ offices which, according to them, have computerised data of all the vigilance units in the state for easy reach.
The resolution, which was signed by 211 vigilance chairmen,Â led by Chief Emeka Anyeagbu, and Chief S. K. Edokwe, noted that the recent appointment of a coordinator by the state government might destabilise the operations of the vigilance groups in the state.
According to them, criminals who had hitherto fled the state will definitely return to continue their nefarious activities if the ambition of one person to control the groups was allowed to hold.
They said the call for the payment of registration fee of N15,000.00 by each unit and N500 by each operative was totally unacceptable.