Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has asked for aid from the British Government in the development of the State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency.
Speaking during a Courtesy Visit by the UK Department for International Development Team in the Niger Delta, Wike shared that Rivers was in need of training support for the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency operatives.
His words, “Virtually all states in Nigeria have security challenges. We have established the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency to help the security agencies with critical information to fight crime.
“Such information will help the security agencies nip crimes in the bud. We need assistance for the provision of necessary security training aids for operatives of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency “.
“One of our key areas of priority is agriculture. We want to partner with you to develop all forms of agriculture.
“This is necessary because we are interested in using agriculture to create employment for our youths. In this sector, we are looking at crop farming, fishery and poultry “.
“We want to develop partnerships with the British Government and other international institutions to empower youths with skills that will make them self reliant.
“Once they acquire the vocational training, the State Government will set them up”.