Hon Perez Omoun, Local Government Chairman of Patani LGA, Delta State on Tuesday 30th October, 2018 donated an operational Toyota Sienna Vehicle to the Nigeria Police Force to enhance it’s operational efficiency.
Reports from Etolor Anslem Tare says that while speaking at the presentation ceremony, the chairman stated that security is not a one man business and as such we were challenged by the fact that the Patani Division of the Nigeria Police had no functional patrol vehicle which necessitated the purchase of the Security Patrol Vehicle.
He stated further that when his administration came on board, they had a challenge of providing a workable security transportation service for the police force, which is a challenge across the country. Stating that for the police to function properly, there is need for stakeholders to support the police in their various capacities. He noted that the police in Patani have been using their private vehicles to provide security services for the entire local government area and this act is highly appreciated.
Ordinarily, police patrol vehicles should be an open van so as to provide them visibility advantage while on patrol. But due to financial constraints, we had to opt for that which we can afford.
The Chairman also made a pledge on behalf of the council to make a provisional sum of 50,000 monthly to cover for it’s operational cost and maintenance of the vehicle.
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Hon Joyce Overah in his remark stated that the chairman is a visionary person, and the entire people of Patani local government have made the delta state government proud with this singular gesture. I know that as funding gets better, Patani will reap more dividend of democracy. I want to encourage you all to support Hon Perez Omoun because i am very confident he will do greater things as the funding level of the council improves.
PCRC Chairman Chief Orutu in his remarks appreciated the chairman for this singular gesture while also demanding that Patani local government area command be removed from the newly created Burutu command and pleaded for a new area command to be created to take care of Bomadi and Patani local government areas. He also demanded for the creation of a Marine Post to take care of the challenges of security on the water way such as kidnapping and other associated crimes.
The Area Commander of Burutu Division commended the chairman for this noble gesture and appreciated him for all he has been doing for the police force. Patani has been on the downward slide in terms of crime analysis in the entire command, he stated.
He also assured that the vehicle will be put into proper use and also called for more collaborative support in areas of information sharing. Stating that community policing is the only way to achieve success in terms of combating crime and criminality.