Gov Commits to Strengthening Security Partnerships

By Chuks Peter, DELTA |

Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has pledged to maintain and strengthen partnerships with the military and other security agencies to ensure effective security and socio-economic development in the state.

Speaking in Asaba while hosting the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Oborevwori reaffirmed the state government’s commitment to supporting security agencies.

Governor Oborevwori announced the approval for the construction of internal roads at the 6 Brigade Headquarters in Asaba, acknowledging the Army’s significant role in the nation’s security framework.

“It is not in our character to take someone’s life, let alone a security officer’s. We extend our condolences to the Nigerian Army and the families of the slain officers,” Oborevwori said.

“As a government, we will continue to collaborate with the Nigerian Army to ensure effective security in line with our MORE Agenda, which aims to enhance peace and security.”

The governor highlighted the state’s advantage of having multiple military battalions, including the 3, 90, and 181 battalions, and a Brigade.

He recalled the days when Delta State was under the 4 Brigade in Benin, part of the 2 Division in Ibadan, emphasising the improved security formation now closer in Rivers State.

“I have promised Deltans that they will have peace, and with the Army and other security agencies, we can achieve that.

“As an oil-producing state, securing pipelines is crucial for encouraging investment,” Oborevwori stated.

He also mentioned instructing the Commissioner for Lands to ensure that the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) was ready for the Army, which was delivered the same day.

Additionally, he assured that the road in the Brigade Command would be awarded next month.

Maj. Gen. Jamal Abdulsalam, in his remarks, expressed gratitude to Governor Oborevwori for the ongoing support and cooperation the Army has received from the Delta State Government.

He commended the governor for his strategic role and diplomatic efforts in resolving the unfortunate Okuama incident.

Abdulsalam assured that the Army would continue to fulfill its security responsibilities across the Niger Delta with utmost professionalism.

He also requested further support from the state government for constructing internal roads and additional structures at the Army barracks in Asaba and Koko.

Governor Oborevwori’s commitment to these initiatives underscores the administration’s focus on ensuring security and fostering a conducive environment for development in Delta State.

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