Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, averred that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the acquisition of ultramodern surveillance technology to combat insecurity in the southeast.
The Governor made the revelation after a thank-you visit to the President at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
Uzodimma noted that the application of advanced surveillance equipment to fight insecurity is better resort that would prevent casualties on the side of ordinary citizens.
“I also appealed to him for further support, to help us with some technological deployments we have planned to be able to use as an advanced kind of security control in the South-East. And he has also given his approval to that.
“And in a moment from now, we will be getting some surveillance equipment and some modern technologies that will help us manage security so that we can fight crime with little or no collateral damage to the environment,” the governor explained.
Uzodimma, however, expressed appreciation to the president for approving the conversion of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri to a university teaching hospital for the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and Alvan Ikoku College of Education to a federal college of education.
He said, “I also thank him for the various supports he gave to us during this period of security challenges and the support he’s also given to us in terms of the various approvals,” he concluded.