Prince Obioma Oburuoga (PRO OPUF)

As part of effort to key into the security initiative of Abia governor aimed at ensuring safety of lives and properties of Abians as well as make the state the safest in the country, Ofeme Progressive Union Federated, led by High Chief Raymond Ofoegbu (Onyiye Ohuhu), has inaugurated her Local vigilante.

Speaking during the Inauguration that took place at Afor Ukwu hall, the President General, said the idea was to ensure not just the safety of lives and properties but to make sure everyone within the community sleep with the two eyes closed.

According to the President General, there cannot be any meaningful development without adequate security. ” We have men and women of means in Ofeme, they can only come home and invest if they are assured of adequate security. When they invest it will translate to employment and wealth for our teaming youths”, he stressed.

He, maintained that their job will be complimentary to the police and other security agencies. Ofoegbu, insisted that the issue of security is everyones business as police cannot do it alone.

Ofoegbu, said that everyone here was nominated by their community as the Union passed through the village chairmen and village heads, ” you did not nominate yourselves, your community found you worthy, hence you are their ambassador, therefore, the stake is high, you must maintain high integrity in discharging your responsibilities”. He said.

Others, who spoke, agreed that establishing Ofeme local vigilante was necessary and highly overdue considering the fact that it has boundaries with different communities. They pledged their loyalty to the Union and willingness to make Ofeme a better secured community.