By Usiere Akpan
The Akwa Ibom government has cautioned communities against all forms of communal clashes in the state.
Gov Udom Emmanuel gave the caution during an interactive session across radio stations tagged, “The Governor Speaks,”which was aired from Government House, Uyo, weekend.
The governor said that it has become fashionable for communities to rise against one another during farming seasons, warning that, “As we’re about starting the dry season farming, we want to say that as a government, we won’t tolerate communal clashes this year in the state.”
Emmanuel said that his administration was ready to offer individuals and groups or communities having grudges capable of escalating into any form of clash the window of sorting out issues amicably, maintaining that, “If you have any issues, we’re going to open a complaint box where you channel your complaints to the government.”
He stressed the need for communities to strive at living in peace and brotherhood to justify the huge investments and the price paid by security agencies in keeping peace in the state, noting that it was ideal to appreciate the present crop of service commanders for collaborative intelligence ofcombating security challenges in parts of the state.
The governor maintained that the security service commanders in Akwa Ibom have consciously exhibited professionalism and commitments in doing the expectations of the public, adding that ongoing collaboration between his administration and the security agencies has remained superb in spite of taking directives from separate security headquarters at the national level.
The governor said that his administration cherishes the constitutional provisions on the operations of security agencies in the country, adding that effective collaborationsbetween the Federal Government and the states to ensure security of the states was most significant beyond debates.