The Deputy Governor of Abia State, Rt. Hon. (Sir) Ude Oko Chukwu, has called for more crime control measures to be taken to end the upsurge in crimes, especially use of hard drugs by young people, which he said propels abuse of the girl child and increased crime rate in the society.
The Deputy Governor stated this at the end of the seventh edition of “Walk For Love” program organized by Family Love 103.9 FM Umuahia at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
He emphasized that one key way out of the increasing crime rate in the society is to fight against the use of hard drugs.
Oko Chukwu who said he was delighted at the turn out for the walk which took the participants through major streets in Umuahia, the state capital, stated that the event created another opportunity for Abians and residents of Umuahia to walk for fitness.
He added that the early morning exercise which aims to ensure that healthy Abia minds are in healthy bodies urged Abians to avail themselves of the opportunity to remain physically and mentally alert.
The Deputy Governor commended the organizers, Family Love 103.9 FM, for the program which he said has helped to further unite the people of the state.
Rt. Hon Oko Chukwu later announced the donation of a motorized mobility equipment to a physically challenged person who participated in the walk.