I have been daunted with several calls by members of Abia state homeland Security outfit since last Friday when Eze Chikamnayo went on air to quote a humongous amount of money as used in training and paying salaries of the personnel of Abia State Homeland Security outfit while the members of the outfit have not received a dime as salary since the first month they were recruited till date.
How can a Government found pleasure in lying to both the living and the dead?
A government that cannot solve problems shouldn’t create any and
a responsible Government should not play politics on issues bordering on security of lives and properties. Doing so is putting the lives of your citizens at high risk.
Few months back, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu in his wisdom created the office of Abia Home Land Security opening the door for Abia youths to be recruited and trained as members of the security outfit. This came with a high price/demand on the youths whom some left their jobs just to serve their motherland. After a very rigourous and intensive training, these young Abia youths were recruited as members of Abia security outfit. It is highly instructive to note that these young Abians where trained on “security and defence technics” for more than 30days in the camp. These youths passed out on a flying colours and with great passion to defend and serve their motherland.
However, it is saddened to bring to the notice of the public that these young Abians has not received even one month salary since they were recruited more than eleven months ago. Thus the danger this barbaric act poses to the larger society should be of a great concern to all Abians. From various conversation I had with many of them since Friday after Eze Chikamnayo made that frivolous claim on Ait TV station, these youths are not only getting frustrated but angry with the Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu led lying Government of Abia state. And may turnout to pose a great security risk to Abia citizens.
You can’t trained 500 youths on security and defence technics only to abandon them without paying them salaries and upon that lying to the public that you have spent billions of Naira on them.
When, how and where did you spent the billions on 500 Abia youths?
Indeed, the Commissioner of Abia Homeland Security and Mr. Chigozie Ubani, SSA to Abia state Governor on Homeland Security have a lot of explanation to give to these Abia youths and members of the public.
By: Maxwell Nwadike