UMUAHIA — Abia State House of Assembly has expressed concern over increasing cases of missing persons in the state, describing it as worrisome.
The House, therefore, passed a resolution calling on security agencies in the state to intensify efforts in securing lives and property of residents of the state.
The resolution of the House followed a matter of urgent public importance raised by the member representing Umuahia Central constituency, Mrs. Grace Uche, on the increase in the number of missing persons in the state.
The House also urged parents to monitor and pay more attention to the movement of their children and wards, especially in the last quarter of the year.
The House further called on the people to always show greater interest and love in matters affecting their neighbours, saying such a gesture would help tackle vices, such as cases of missing persons.
Raising the concern of the House, Mrs. Uche lamented the frequent report of missing persons in the state and stressed the need for urgent steps to be taken to check the trend.
Describing the menace as worrisome, Uche challenged security agencies in the state to rise to the occasion and tackle the problem head-on.
Meanwhile, the House has invited all the commissioner nominees it screened to appear in plenary next Monday.