The federal government has been called upon to invest more money to security to enable the police and other security agencies to effectively tackle security challenges facing the country.
Abia governor, chief Theodore Orji who made the call at the government house Umuahia when he received the Ag Inspector General of police, Mohammed Abubakar who paid him a courtesy call said security is capital intensive.
He said that security is paramount; adding that without adequate money to the police much will not be achieved.
The governor of the view that any leader who ignores security is toying with the lives of the people he is leading and explained that on his part, his government has donated the highest number of vehicles to the police to do their job while more will come soon.
He thanked the inspector General of police for the innovation he is bringing to the police and expressed the hope that it will improve the battered image of the police.
The governor also expressed gratitude to the police for the effort they put in to combat kidnapping in Abia state and encouraged the Ag inspector General of police not to be deterred by the present security challenges in the country.
He congratulated the Ag Inspector General of police on his elevation which he said was on merit and also used the forum to condole with him on the death of his wife and mother.
Earlier in his speech, the Ag inspector general who is in the state on a familiarization tour of the command in the state, said his visit is to reevaluate the security situation as well as to see the preparedness of his men in the state, the challenges, problems and how to confront them.
He said the vision of the new police management is to build a friendly police that has the capacity to discharge its constitutional responsibilities creditably pointing out that he wants to turn the police force to one that Nigerians will be proud of.
The Ag IGP promised to improve on the security management in the country to ensure that that the killings of Nigerians do not continue explaining that visibility policing rather than road blocks is the new order in the police.
According to him, road blocks have not helped the police in Nigeria as it is a temporary security measure lamenting that Nigeria is the only country where drums and sticks are used to block the roads.
He stated that serious attention is being paid to eradicate bribery and corruption as well as to redirect policemen to serious crime fighting.