Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma on Tuesday gave his assent to two executive bills passed by the state legislature.
The bills are; a bill for a law to establish Imo State Security Organization to assist in maintaining law and order in the state and related matters and a bill for a law establishing Imo State Land Administration and Geographic Information Service for the purpose of regulating land administration in Imo State and other related matters therein.
Speaking shortly after signing the bills, Governor Uzodinma said the laws were enacted at the right time.
He noted the security challenges facing the state, saying government decided to send the all-important Imo State Security Organization Bill to the House of Assembly for consideration and passage.
The governor informed that the Imo State Land Administration and Geographic Information Service Law is meant to address the petitions and complaints about land acquisition by individuals and past administration.
He advised those involved in the web of fraudulent land acquisition to expect that the long arm of the law will soon catch up with them.
Earlier, the speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Paul Emeziem said the Imo State Security Organization Law is meant to support other laws in fishing out criminals.
He said it was to also assist security agencies to quell the spate of violence, armed robbery, kidnapping, arson and other vices in the state.
The speaker said the Imo State Land Administration Law was to add weight to the already existing white paper and gazette on the recovery of fraudulently acquired lands and property in the state by individuals and groups.