Rivers Security Summit: Residents kick against establishing Trust Fund

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Residents of Rivers State have come out to speak against the recent move by the Rivers State Government to establish a State Security Trust Fund as part of the activities to mark the Rivers State Security Summit.

According to the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo, the proposed summit would be to articulate the diverse security challenges, identify local measures being used to solve them and formulate a comprehensive strategy via a bottom-top measure that will affect all persons in the State for good.

Danagogo added that a sustainable funding model for the Rivers State Security Trust Fund promised by the Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike would also be brought to the fore at the summit.

Reacting to the proposed move by the state government, residents have come out to blame the present security challenges on the governor and the activities of politicians in the State who godfather those perpetrating insecurity in the state.

However, some other residents of the state advised the governor to make use of the huge security vote at his disposal to tackle the security challenges in the state rather than tax residents of the state to raise such funds.