The Enugu State Government has distanced itself from social media reports regarding one Tochukwu Okeke purported to be a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the governor on Security.
It stressed that for the avoidance of doubt, the state government never designated any person, whosoever, as Special Adviser (SA), Senior Special Assistant (SSA), or Special Assistant to the governor on security.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, the state government expressed concern over the rising security challenges in the country and commended security agencies for their efforts in tackling criminality.
“The Enugu State government will continue to support the security agencies in this arduous task of restoring security and protecting the life and property of the people of Enugu State within the ambits of the law,” it said.
It encouraged the Enugu people to continue to support the security agencies, including the provision of useful information on the activities of criminals, saying the state government would reward any person who provides useful information on activities of criminal elements and breaching peace in the state.
“The attention of the Enugu State government has been drawn to the trending news story on social media, regarding one Tochukwu Okeke purported to be a Senior Special Assistant to the governor on security.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state that the state government has not designated any person, whosoever, as either Special Adviser, Senior Special Assistant, or Special Assistant to the governor on security.
“The state government is also concerned about the rising security challenges in the country nation and efforts of security agencies in tackling crimes,” the statement reads.