The Nigeria Bar Association Benin Branch has faulted the Peoples Democratic Party on the state of security of lives and property in the state.
Chairman of the Benin Branch of the Association, Barrister Rasaq Isenalumhe who stated this yesterday said crime rate has in the state has greatly reduced in the last six months.
“We have the statistics and we believe when the special courts resume this will be better. It is clear from all indications that government is doing its best to reduce the crime rate in Edo State. We commend you most sincerely for the efforts and your monumental transformation of the state”.
The PDP had, at the palace of the Onogie of Uromi, weekend, decried the perceived level of insecurity in the state.
Speaking, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said the state has done its best to complement the efforts of the Federal Government in the area of security.
“When I read the papers and people talk about security and they blame the governor. The fact is we must continue to complement the Federal Government in the area of security. Now I have a new Commissioner of Police, but I was not consulted before he was deployed nor was I consulted before the other one was removed. it is like a lawyer without law books or a judge without courtrooms. We don’t have the power to punish or remove any security personnel found to be corrupt and compromised. But we will not surrender to criminals. We have procured almost 45vehicles to hand over to the police so they can increase their motorized patrol of the state.
He noted that every thing considered “it is an open secret that there are national security challenges. But here in Edo State we are doing everything possible to make Edo as safe as possible”
“Everything considered, Edo is still safer than our neighbouring PDP states”, he noted.
The governor assured “we will leave the state better than we met it. We what we have done is to show that Edo State can work again”
The Governor expressed joy that the contributions of the association to national development cannot be overemphasized and assured of the support of government to the progress of the association.
Meanwhile, the Association Resident Doctors has commended the state government for the construction of a five star hospital in Benin City.
“when completed it will be the best; it would be a masterpiece and the pride of Edo people”,Dr Victor Ohenhen , the chairman of the Resident Doctors Association said on a visit to the governor in Benin City.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole promised to end the brain drain in the health sector by ensuring that facilities are provided.