Makinde flags off military Operation Still Waters
Says teachers remain pillars of development worldwide
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has flagged off the Operation Still Waters being undertaken in the state by the 2 Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army in Ibadan.
The governor, who commended the vision of the Chief of Army Staff that midwife the exercise, said that the measure was an improved strategy against terrorism and criminality in the country.
He added that the fight against terrorism, banditry and all sorts of crimes were not only for the Army and other security agencies but also for the populace, noting that everyone needs to work as a team to fight criminality.
Makinde, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Segun Ogunwuyi, reiterated the administration’s commitment to supporting the Army and all security agencies.
MEANWHILE, Makinde, yesterday, congratulated teachers in the state and across the country on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, saying that they remain the unsung heroes of global developmental strides.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said he was happy that teachers are now recognised globally.
He said: “Being the son of a teacher, I practically recognise what teachers go through and the level of appreciation accorded them by the society.
“I am, therefore, pleased that the world has come to recognise these usually unsung heroes to the extent that they are being celebrated today.”