Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has called on oil companies in the state to partner with the state government in funding its security trust fund.
Governor Oborevwori made the appeal yesterday when he received the new police commissioner in the state, Abaniwonda Olufemi, and his management team on a courtesy call at Government House, Asaba.
He said, “I want to assure you that we will continue to cooperate with the Nigerian Police and other security agencies to ensure that there is enduring peace in Delta State.
“It is only when there is enduring peace that development can come to the state and, in the past few months, a lot of companies are already trying to relocate back by the grace of God.”
Governor Oborevwori assured that the state government would procure some operational vehicles for the police and other security agencies to enhance their work.
“Recently, we inaugurated the board of the Delta State Security Trust Fund and we know that the work of the Security Trust Fund is to make sure that the Police and other security agencies are well taken care of.
“We will continue to support the Security Trust Fund and I encourage the oil companies to also partner the state to support the Security Trust Fund,” Oborevwori said.
Earlier, Olufemi pledged to work hard to ensure peace and security across the state.
“It is a privilege and great honour to be here today to present myself to the Executive Governor, having been posted here with a pledge to serve the people of Delta State, with a pledge to show nothing but absolute dedication to duty.
“It is my pledge to ensure that Deltans can sleep with their two eyes closed and to work in collaboration with the governor and other stakeholders to ensure that this state is secured for everyone. This is my solemn pledge Your Excellency,” he said.