By Milcah Tanimu
Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has called on the people of the state to return home and celebrate Christmas and New Year with their families, assuring them of safety. The governor’s press secretary, Mr. Christian Aburime, conveyed the message, highlighting the improved security situation in the state.
According to Aburime, Anambra is no longer a “dread zone” but a place of peace, joy, and goodwill. Governor Soludo has taken significant steps to reverse the security challenges in the state, including the establishment of the Ministry of Homeland Affairs dedicated to security and the empowerment of Anambra Vigilantes.
The governor emphasized the increased presence of surveillance and joint security squads patrolling the streets. He assured the residents that the dark days of insecurity in Anambra were over, and the state is now a safe haven. Soludo urged communities to participate in ensuring security, emphasizing that it is a collective responsibility.
Traditional rulers, Presidents General of communities, and the public were called upon to collaborate with the government and security agencies, contributing to information flows and intelligence gathering. Soludo expressed gratitude for the proactive leadership that has transformed streets and ensured a festive atmosphere.
The governor assured the people that, in case of any misfortune, ambulances and medical personnel would be readily available to respond and provide assistance. He urged residents to return home without doubt, emphasizing that all necessary security measures were in place to ensure a peaceful and joyous Christmas and New Year celebration.