Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has called for synergy among security agencies and government at all levels for a peaceful and investment friendly nation.
Senator Okowa stated this yesterday in Asaba when the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 2nd Division, Nigeria Army, Ibadan, Major General Laz Ilo paid him a courtesy visit.
Okowa noted that for citizens to live in violence free, secured and peaceful society, there was the urgent need for collaboration among the various security agencies and government in order to bring security challenges to barest minimum.
He also pointed out that a peaceful atmosphere was important for investment to thrive, stressing that only then would there be jobs for the teeming youths and people.
According to him, “I have always asked for the security agencies, the military, police, directorate of state services and all other agencies, to collaborate with each other. We are on the verge of trying to ensure that we work more closely with minimal funding to be able to achieve our dreams, so that we can have a more peaceful state.”
While commending the security agencies in the state, particularly the army for its role in tackling the security challenges facing the country and the state, Governor Okowa decried the spate of kidnappings in the country and promised continued support for the security agencies to combat crimes such as kidnappings and pipeline vandalism.
“Crimes such as kidnapping, maritime threats and armed robbery have posed major challenge to our state, but our government have been working with security agencies, including the military, to ensure that we are able to tackle effectively, these vices in our society. We are working effectively with the military and we are trying to put things together to see how we can tackle the menace of kidnapping, vandalism and issues concerning armed robbery,” he added.
Earlier, the GOC said they were on a familiarisation tour of all army units and formations in the Division to acquaint themselves with the people and government in the seven states that make up the Division.
He reiterated the readiness of the Army to combat security challenges and reduce criminality and lawlessness to its barest minimum so as to make the state conducive for investment.

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