By John Imade (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has assented to two Executive Bills on security and land matters, after being passed by the Imo State House of Assembly.
While the first was a bill for a law to establish the Imo State Security Organisation to assist in maintaining law and order in the state and related matters therein, the second bill established the Imo State land administration and geographic information service for the purposes of regulating land administration in the state and other related matters therein.
Again, while the law on security bans unauthorized persons from carrying firearms in the state, the second law would address the several petitions and complaints about illegal land acquisition by some individuals, as well as generally sanitise land administrations in the state.
Speaking via a statement by Mr Oguwike Nwachukwu, his Chief Press Secretary, Uzodinma noted that “the two laws could not have come at a more auspicious time owing to the security challenges in Imo and Nigeria, generally, adding that the bill was sent to the house of assembly to address the challenges of militancy, attacks on police formations and politically influenced violence.
Nwachukwu added that the law was made to assist the law enforcement agencies in maintaining law and order and to secure life and property in Imo.