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AbdulRazaq pledges continued support, relationship with army, others

By Odun Edward, Ilorin
29 September 2022   |   2:47 am
Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, yesterday, said his administration would continue to explore synergy and harmonious relationships between the government and the Nigerian Army

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, yesterday, said his administration would continue to explore synergy and harmonious relationships between the government and the Nigerian Army, as well as other security agencies to maintain the security of life and property in the state.

The governor gave the assurance while receiving the General Officer Commanding the second division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Major General Aminu Chinade, who was on a familiarisation visit.

AbdulRazaq, who received the GOC through his deputy, Kayode Alabi, said Kwara is peaceful with the support and cooperation from the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.

He said: “We thank you for cooperating with us because we need you and we have high regard for the military. I want to assure you that as a government, we are ready to cooperate with you because, without security, no meaningful development could be achieved, and investors will not come to the state. So, we need to secure our state before we bring in investors.

“Once again, I welcome you to Kwara and pray that you will succeed in your new endeavor.”

On his part, the Special Adviser on Security Matters to the governor, General Tunde Bello (Rtd), appreciated the military officers for their selfless service in ensuring internal security in the country.

He said AbdulRazaq takes the security of the state as the top priority of his administration because, without security, nothing meaningful could be achieved.

“We appreciate the support of previous brigade commanders to the state government, and we want you to continue in the same direction,” he said.

Chinade said the visit was part of his familiarisation with units and formations under his area of responsibilities after assuming duty as the GOC on of August 12, 2022.

“Essentially, the visit is to convey the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Col. Faruq Yahaya’s goodwill message and appreciation to the government and people of Kwara for being a good host to the Nigerian Army units and formations, and, by extension, the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies within the State,” he said.

The GOC solicited continued support and cooperation of the state government towards achieving desired goals of ensuring the security of life and property in the state.