Insecurity: Ekiti solicits more support for the Army
Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has called for more support for the officers and men of the Nigerian Army to enable them overcome security challenges confronting the country.
Fayemi commended the peace keeping efforts of the Army in the North-east of the country where it has been battling insurgency in the last ten years and succeeded in maintaining the nation’s territorial integrity.
The Governor gave the commendation while receiving in audience the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Maj.-Gen. Anthony Bamidele Omozeje and other officers who were on tour of military formations and units under the division.
Fayemi who spoke through the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, assured that the government of Ekiti State was poised to continue to give the needed support to boost the morale of the men and officers of the Nigerian Army in the State.
The Governor, who wanted the military in the state to prioritize the safety of lives and property of Ekiti people, said he was expecting the Federal Government to give drones to the men of Nigerian forces serving in the state to be able to fish out miscreants.
Fayemi assured that his administration would complement the efforts of the Federal Government in making men of the military comfortable in discharging their responsibilities.
He said: “We appreciate your efforts and we know what you are doing in the Country as a whole, this is not an easy time for soldiers in the country, we are all humans, we know what you are going through and we really appreciate.
Earlier, Omozoje, commended the support the Nigerian Army has been receiving from the State Government in discharging their duties of keeping the State safe.
Omozoje, who delivered the goodwill message of the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, promised that the military would work with the Ekiti State Government to ensure safety of lives and property.
The GOC sought the continued support of the State government for the Army in creating an environment devoid of fear, threat or danger for the people of Ekiti.
Omozeje said: ” I have been on tour of formations and units under my command, I was in Akure yesterday and today, I am in Ekiti State and it is proper that I come and pay my respect to let you know that I am in your domain in your state.