By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has donated N500 million to Anambra State Government to support the fight against insecurity.
He made the pledge at the Government House, Awka, during a visit to the State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, on Tuesday evening.
Ubah’s zone is one of the areas in Anambra State that criminals have had a tight grip on, until lately, following the stern intervention of the state Governor.
In a press statement signed by Head, Media and Strategic Communications to the Senator, Mr Kamen Chuks Ogbonna, Ubah explained how the funds would be used.
He was quoted as saying to the governor: “It takes a secured environment for sustainable infrastructural development to take root, in the coming months.
“I will complement your efforts with a series of interventions aimed at curbing capital flight from the zone and restoring confidence in our people to return home and help in recovering our economy.”
While elaborating how the funds would be spent, Ubah said N200 million would be spent on the training of security personnel and provision of latest security communication gadgets for Anambra South vigilante groups.
He added that N300million would be for the provision of solar lights to further illuminate and strengthen the security architecture in Anambra South Senatorial District.
According to Ubah, the promise would all be implemented in the next three months