- Governor Rochas Okorocha has assured that Nigeria would soon celebrate the end of Boko-Haram terrorists and all forms of insurgency in the country soon
- Okorocha commended the efforts of Nigerian Air Force in fighting insurgency in Zamfara, Borno, Adamawa states and other parts of the northeast
- He noted that the NPF is the first military organization that received two big gifts from the state government
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has expressed optimism that Nigeria would soon celebrate the end of Boko-Haram terrorists and all forms of insurgency in the country.
Daily Sun reports that Okorocha made this known when he received the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who paid him courtesy call at the Government House, in Owerri.
The governor commended the efforts of officers and men of the Nigeria Air Force in fighting insurgency in Zamfara, Borno, Adamawa states and other parts of the northeast.
He said: “We sincerely acknowledge the efforts of the officers and men of the Air Force in fighting insurgency in the northeast.
“These are sacrifices ordinary people could not make. I commend your officers for defending our nation at this trying times without counting cost of returns. We would always pray and support you.
“We as a state have dramatised our love for the Air Force. You are the first military organization that received two big gifts from Imo state government.
“First, the 200 bed hospital and headquarters of regiment 211 we did so to appreciate you for choosing Imo State as the centre for your regiment for the southeast.
“We in the Southern part of the country feel with heavy heart what our brothers in the Northern parts are passing through and we will continue to pray and give help when needed.
“The Imo state government is ready to continue in the partnership we are having with the Air Force. We can offer you our Imo College of Advanced Studies for you to use for your Artisan School. I am ready to put up the structure for Air Force Secondary School in Imo state.
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“Rochas Foundation will be ready to partner with the Air Force to offer scholarship to children of your fallen heroes in our school nationwide. This is our own little way of appreciating the efforts of our fallen heroes.”
Speaking earlier, Air Marshal Abubakar, said the hierarchy of the service were in Owerri to commission some of their projects at the Nigeria Air Force Unit in Owerri, stating that the unit is a special one established as part of the desire to expand the Air Force.
He also said that the unit is properly positioned to deal with the kind of challenges seen from the different parts of the country particularly the northwest and northeast.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, assured Nigerians of Nigerian Army’s commitment toward unity and indivisibility of the country.
Buratai made this known at the 60th Passing Out Parade (POP) of the Nigeria Military School (NMS) held in Zaria, Kaduna state.
Represented by the commandant depot, Victor Okwudili-Ezugwu, the army boss said the Nigerian Army was doing its best to restore normalcy in crisis areas across the country.
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