By TONY EDIKE
ENUGU — As part of providing essential support to security agencies in Enugu State, Governor Sullivan Chime, yesterday, handed over three brand new KIA saloon cars and three Hilux patrol vans to the state command of the Department of State Services , DSS.
Governor Chime, who was represented by Special Adviser on Security, Mr Richard Chime, said the vehicles were intended to assist the command and enhance operational efficiency.
He noted that security would be hard to obtain without effective intelligence gathering mechanism, saying he hoped the vehicles would support the efforts of the DSS in this regard.
Chime added that the government would continue to pay attention to security matters to ensure that the state remained a safe and secure place for both social and business activities to thrive.
Receiving the vehicles, the State Director of DSS, Mr Victor Duru, commended Governor Chime for his unwavering commitment to the entrenchment of security and peace in the state which, according to him, had led to Enugu being regarded as one of the safest states in the country.
He also praised what he described as the governor’s “noiseless but relentless” efforts at bringing about a rapid and comprehensive development of the state.
According to him, the governor’s achievements in this regard is also helping to enhance the security situation in the state.
Duru, who was accompanied by other senior officers of the command, promised to make effective use of the vehicles in its operations across the state.