Governor Wike stated this when participants of Naval Warfare College Course Four paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt.
He noted that oil bunkering which affects the socio-economic development of the country should not be allowed to thrive.
The Governor said his administration has given necessary support to security agencies particularly the Nigerian Navy by providing six gunboats to secure the waterways.
“We are also procuring more gunboats for the Navy to fight pipeline vandalism and oil bunkering in the State. The issue of security should not be politicized as crime and criminality is not synonymous to a particular state,” he said.
He stated that;
“No Country or State can say that they do not have insecurity. Here in the State because we are working in synergy with security agencies, insecurity has reduced. Let me appeal that the efforts you put in to apprehend those who attack you personnel should also be applied to prosecute those who affect our economy.”
Governor Wike called on the Federal Government to implement the report that would be submitted at the end of the study tour.
“We are constructing five flyovers simultaneously. The Mother and Child Hospital is at furnishing stage and the Real Madrid Football Academy will soon open for academic activities,” he said.