THE Delta State Government has restated its commitment to the proposed security outfit for the South-South region despite setting up “Operation Delta Hawk.”
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, who made the clarification on Monday noted that “Operation Delta Hawk” would serve the internal security needs of the state, while regional security outfit will deliver on its objectives.
He also stated that the Okowa-led administration was keen to ensuring the security of lives and property in the state and that the government would continue to assist security agencies in the state through an effective intelligence-sharing among them.
Aniagwu said that, “as it concerns security, as a government, we have gone beyond the establishment of regional security outfit to establish the Operation Delta Hawk in the state because, there are regional security threats and domestic security threats.
“We are committed to the setting up of the regional security outfit by the guidance of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta (BRACED) Commission and we are equipping the security agencies, even when they are federal agencies because, they are protecting our people.
“We are aware of the importance of effective security on the socio-economic development of the State and we are aware that due to the successes recorded with the entrepreneurship programmes of the Okowa administration, the state is relatively enjoying social security.
“With security, the state has become number one oil producer in the country and more businesses are springing up with the multiplier benefits in employment of labour which has also, led to the National Bureau of Statistics placing us as second in standard of living in the country.”
Aniagwu challenged the media to enlighten the people that COVID-19 was real and that they people need to adopt government set protocols to curb the coronavirus.
He noted that COVID-19 had suffered great loss in revenue and a lot is being spent in managing the cases in the state, which is on the increase.
“There are well equipped hospitals in the state and more health facilities are being set up and equipped not really because of COVID-19 but, as ongoing projects of the government before the advent of COVID-19. X