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Following his efforts in tackling insecurity and maintaining a peaceful and investors-friendly environment, Governor Udom Emmanuel has again attracted accolades to Akwa Ibom State.

A latest research by the Nigerian Peace Index Report has indicated that Akwa Ibom ranks as the most peaceful state in the South South region of the country.

Governor Emmanuel, recently outlawed over 33 cult groups and went further to intensify his free and compulsory education, job creation and youth empowerment initiatives as measures of enhancing the fight against crime.

The research, conducted by Foundation for Peace Professionals, also revealed that Kaduna was most peaceful in the North West, Kogi in the North Central, Osun in the South West, Imo in the South East and Taraba in the North East.

The report further indicated that Osun, Kogi, Ekiti Kwara and Imo states are the five most peaceful states in Nigeria while Yobe, Kebbi, Bauchi, Zamfara and Sokoto are the least peaceful states.

Executive Director of the Foundation, Abdulrazaq Hamzat, during the Media Launch of the Research Project yesterday, disclosed that Lagos state has the least poverty rate, Zamfara, the least crime, Ekiti, the least incarceration rates and Taraba, the least human right abuses.

He added that the South East has the highest number of higher education institutions in the country with Imo State rated to be the most educated state.

*Source: Guardian Newspaper*

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