Rivers State Governor Wike has taken the bull by the horn in making sure he signs the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Bill into Law despite the criticisms that is spreading like wild-fire in the state.
Governor Wike made this clear while flagging off Isiodu Road in Emohua Local Government Area.
According to him the bill will be signed so as to give effect to the legal existence of the Neighborhood Watch. The Governor declared that the signing of the bill into law will provide other Security Agencies within the state intelligence so as to reduce High rate of criminalities in the state.
The Governor cleared the air on the criticisms raised against him by the leaders of Rivers APC that the State government was not aiming at causing Mayhem to the youths. The Governor declared that the state government will not br intimidated by the propangada and falsehood on the Neighborhood so as to stall the initiating of the Bill.
Governor Wike in his own words, further explained thhe functions of the Neighboorhood watch:
“Security of lives revolves around information and intelligence. Members of the Neighbourhood Watch will gather intelligence and information and pass same to security agencies for the protection of lives and property.
“I will sign the Neighbourhood Watch Bill by next week. All these lies being spread will not stop us. The Neighbourhood Watch is for the good of our people. We have sworn to protect our people.
“I heard one man who calls himself a Senator assessed local media and was saying we should not sign assent to the bill that has already been passed by the Rivers state House of Assembly.
“That Law is very very important an I will not mind them. Whether they like it or not I am waiting for Monday to come so that I can sign that Bill into Law.
“Those who want to die let them prepare now die. The bill must signed to Law. I have no regrets about it,” he said.