The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, senator Chris Ngige yesterday said he would tackle head long the vexed issue of security in the state within the first 100 days in office if voted as the next governor of the state come November 16.
Speaking with Vanguard, Ngige regretted that in the past eight years of the present administration there had been unprecedented cases of various crimes ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery among others in the state that were not witnessed during his tenure as governor of the state.
Citing section 2(14) of the 1999 Constitution Ngige said the government of Mr Peter Obi had failed in the cardinal and fundamental duty of governance.
He said the first step which he described as preventive would be to make the educational curriculum have vocational training orientation so that after secondary education, school leavers could create jobs for themselves.
Besides,he said he would boost graduate employment by creating agricultural settlement that would employ thousands of young graduates and further improve the power situation through procuring independent power plants, IPP to generate power for the State.
In the curative approach, Ngige pledged to synchronise the security system to enable the Vigilante Services and the Nigeria Police work together seamlessly.
Ngige who is also a member of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs threw his weight behind the age long demand for state police by some section of Nigerians.