By Ikeugonna Eleke
The Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has made a donation of N500 million to Anambra State in support of the fight against insecurity.
Ubah made the pledge during a visit to Anambra State governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, at the Anambra State Government house on Tuesday evening in Awka, the state capital.
The senator however made specifications on how the money would be spent.
Anambra had for over a year been under the tight grip of criminals who kidnap, kill and steal from residents until lately, when Soludo started to fight back.
Ubah in a press release signed by the Head, Media and Strategic Communications to the senator, Mr Kamen Chuks Ogbonna, also explained how the funds would be used.
The senator was quoted as saying to the governor, ‘It takes a secure environment for sustainable infrastructural development to take root, in the coming months.
‘I will complement your efforts with a series of interventions aimed at curbing capital flight from the zone and restoring confidence in our people to return home and help in recovering our economy.’
Stating how the funds would be spent, Ubah said that N200 million would be spent on the training of security personnel and provision of latest security communication gadgets for Anambra South vigilante groups.
He added that N300 million would be for the provision of solar lights to further illuminate and strengthen the security architecture in Anambra South Senatorial District.
He said the promise would all be implemented in the next three months.