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Ayade Seeks To Make Cross River Zero Crime Zone As He Meets IGP Usman Baba


The Governor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade has on Tuesday met with the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba at the Louis Edwt House, Police headquarters Abuja.

The governor stated that his visit was propelled by the need to devise other possible means of attaining maximum safety in Cross River State.

Ayade amidst felicitations with the IGP over his recent appointment by President Muhammad Buhari as the new head of the Police, noted that Usman Alkali was a diligent and committed cop with great experience and skills which the police force needs today.

He emphasised that Cross River was relatively a peaceful state, he also said that "making the state a zero crime zone" was one of the priorities of his administration.

"Presently, we are doing massive industrialization and building critical infrastructures and for the people and the state to maximize the economic gains of these projects, security is germane. Without a proper and result-oriented security strategy, our state would not be attractive for investments. No investor would want to put their money in an insecure place". He added.

Governor Ayade further pointed out the need for marine and homeland security in the state.

Recalling the #endsars rampaging which led to to the destruction of properties, both public and private in the state, he opined that a more proactive and formidable policing was needed to checkmate crime in the country. 

While responding, the IGP, Usman Alkali Baba vowed to partner with Cross River State government to pave way for a new dawn of policing in the state.

He further reiterated that the police force is prepared to drastically curb crime and maintain peace and tranquility across the country, and also appreciate Ayade for his unrelenting efforts at achieving a safe and crime free Cross River State.

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