N/Delta PDP Chieftain Expresses Worry Over Militants
21 Aug 2006
Author: Chinedu Wosu
A peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain in Rivers State, Prince Emman Anyanwu has condemned the incessant hostage taking in the region, describing it as "barbaric".
He stated this in Port Harcourt during a visit by the Executives of the correspondents chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), in his office.
He attributed the rising spate of abduction of foreigners by those he described as "visionless", and having no little value to lives and creativity. Prince Anyanwu noted that, if such unholy acts was allowed to continue, it would affect the socio-economic development of the country as most oil companies may close down.
He expressed satisfaction at the level of security put in place by Governor Peter Odili led administration in combating these social ills. "Most hostages are being released less than 24 hours after being abducted". He added.
The party chieftain commended the governor for sustaining the state, particularly by embarking on positive rural developments and the Gas Turbine Projects including road dualisation.
He promised to donate set of computers to the chapel as to ease its operations, noting that the, media are agents of socialization and enlightenment.
Earlier, Chairman of the chapel of NUJ Rivers State, Mr. Lawson Heyford has said, they were in his office to solicit for assistance to improve the chapel. According to him, the chapel equally condemn the act of hostage taking in the state as such do not project the image of the people positively. "Taking people captive in this century demeans our personality as a people, it does not enrich our cultural heritage and history", he added.