President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deployment of advanced technology to deal with insecurity in Imo and other southeastern states.

State Governor Hope Uzodinma revealed this to House of Representatives correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.

The governor said he was at the State House to thank the president for his various supports to the state and to ask him to approve the deployment of technology to deal with the threat.

He stressed that, with the president’s approval, advanced surveillance equipment will soon be delivered to the southeast in a bid to improve the fight against insecurity in the region.

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Uzodinma also thanked the president for the recent conversion of the Owerri Federal Medical Center into a University Teaching Hospital for the Federal University of Technology, and the Alvan Ikoku College of Education into a Federal College of Education.

The governor said, “I came here to thank President Buhari for the various supports he gave us during our period of security challenges and the support he also gave us in terms of the various approvals.

“Only two weeks ago, the Igbo who returned home from Lagos and out of the south-east enjoyed the benefit of the Second Niger Bridge, which is commendable.

“I also asked him to support us with some technological deployments. We had planned to do an advanced type of security check in the southeast and he had also given his approval.

“And in a moment, we’ll get some surveillance equipment and some modern technology that will help us manage security so that we can fight crime with little or no collateral damage to the environment.”

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