The unrelenting killings that have become almost a daily occurrence have attracted the attention of the Ika South Council Chairman, Hon. Hillary Ibude, who has promised to work with Security Operatives to arrest the ugly situation.
Hon. Ibude was answering questions from newsmen at the reception he held for party supporters, friends and members of the public after a thanksgiving service, which took place at Living Faith Church (Aka Winners Chapel) Agbor.
Hon. Ibude who informed journalists that the thanksgiving was to thank God for his victory at the polls and to also celebrates his birthday disclosed that he had met with the DPO and the SSS, and that they are working out modalities on how to tackle the menace.
The Council Chairman stressed the need for everybody, including the political class, traditional rulers, NURTW and the general public to join hands to find lasting solution to the problem. He stated further ?we must look for ways to redirect their youthful energies into viable ventures?.
Hon. Ibude blamed some politicians who engaged some of the youths in past elections, providing guns for them for devilish purposes, and failed to empower them after making use of them. He cautioned politicians against using the youths for selfish political interest.
He disclosed that Ika South will soon begin to experience profound changes because he is anchoring his administration on the 3 point agenda of the state government.
?I want to concentrate on roads. To that end I am already making arrangement on acquiring earth-moving equipments to work on the road? he revealed.
On youth empowerment, Hon. Ibude said he intends setting up skill acquisition centers, where the youths would be trained on different skills. He also stated that he will make sure of the people involved in the revenue system of the L.G.A., where they collect revenue on behalf of the L.G.A and retain a percentage of the money collected.
He also disclosed that his administration is putting machinery in place to establish amusement park, and a mini museum where the rich culture of Ika land can be exhibited to the public.