By Chidi Nkwopara
UMUAHIAâ€”The Abia State Government has adopted measures to contain the rate of crimes in Aba and its environs, in a bid to restore Aba to its former glory.
The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr John Nwokocha, said various hi-tech security measures had been put in place to checkmate the activities of criminals,Â not only Aba but in other parts of the state this yuletide.
According to Nwokocha, â€œonly recently, the State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji announced an amnesty package for kidnappers in the state and since then, we have been recording successes.â€
â€œIn addition to the amnesty, there is surveillance and 24-hour security patrol in the area to guarantee peace and safety of residents, visitors, business men and their customers. Besides, a prominent monarch in the Ngwa area has last week held a high powered consultative meetings with stakeholders to evolve strategy to arrest the development and compliment governmentâ€™s efforts.â€
He said the state government had embarked on aggressive construction of roads in Aba metropolis in fulfilment of its promise to the residents. â€œLet me restate that the government is through these projects, demonstrating its capacity to deliver on its promises despite calculated moves by the opposition to undermine the genuine efforts of the state government.â€