Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has eulogized members of Nigeria Military for their sustained effort in combating and containing the menace of insurgency and terrorism in the country.
According to a statement made available to the Nigerian Pilot by Uche Onwuchekwa, Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on Media, Governor Okorocha made this commendation at the weekend through his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere during a courtesy call by men of the Nigeria Military from Nigeria Defense College to his office in Government House, Owerri, Imo State.
Governor Okorocha said that Nigeria Armed Forces has carved its name in gold in Military adventure having been recognized worldwide as a highly disciplined and well regimented and professional team.
Speaking further, he extolled them over their exploits in peace keeping activities all over the world, which he said has remained highly commendable. His words, “the exploits of our soldiers in peace keeping activities all over the world has remained highly commendable. Today, there are testimonies of how your men have helped in settling all forms of disputes internationally.”
In the same vein Governor Okorocha commended the military for their effectiveness in combating and demobilizing the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents in all sections of the North East while expressing Imo Government’s readiness to always collaborate with them in issues of security concern among other relevant security agencies.
Earlier, the leaders of the team of Military Personnel from Nigeria Defense College, Air Commodore Edwin Johnson and Commodore Ifeanyichukwu Ogazi while commending the Rescue Mission Government led by Owelle Rochas Okorocha for her free and qualitative education policy said they have come to reciprocate that gesture to the people of Imo State and Nigeria at large.
Speaking further, Air Commodore Johnson said they were in Imo State on sensitization tour to sensitize young Imolites to enlist in the Nigeria Military, describing the organization as a pride place for respected patriotic Nigerians.
He also averred that Nigeria Military has gone through transformations and is in the forefront of development of the country.
He disclosed that in line with its present functions, Nigeria Defense College has been upgraded to University status where young men can always pursue and fulfill their intellectual aspirations.
He however submitted that due to the patriotic and strategic import of the place of the military, they offer comprehensive free education with other welfare packages.
Also speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Gertrude Odika revealed that three schools have been selected for the sensitization exercise, one from each of the Senatorial zones of Imo State.
The schools are Imo City School in Owerri, Anara High School in Isiala Mbano Local government and Dikenafai Secondary School where other students will also converge for the programme.

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