By Ejime Udueme
The Governor of Delta State Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has charged the Nigerian Airforce to redouble its efforts in the war against insurgency and terrorism in the country.
Governor Oborevwori gave the charge when the Air Officer Commanding, Special Operations Command, Nigerian Airforce, Air Vice Marshal Eko Effiom and his delegation visited him at the Government House, Asaba, the state capital.
The governor particularly commended the Nigerian Air Force and the Air Officer Commanding for the numerous accolades garnered over the years and for being instrumental to the success achieved in the war against insurgency in the North East.
He said peace and security will continue to receive special attention in his MORE agenda and sued for the support of security agencies in advancing peace for the accelerated transformation of the State in all sectors.
Governor Oborevwori thanked Nigeria Airforce for its performance in various theatre where terrorists, bandits and other perpetrators of violence have been decimated.
“I welcome the AOC Special Operations and your team to Delta State, I commend you for an outstanding career you have had in the Nigerian Airforce. “I took my time to look at your antecedent and saw all the awards you have received at the course of your career; it gives me delight that you have been instrumental to the successes we have achieved in the war against terrorism in the North-East.
“We commend the Nigerian Airforce for its spectacular performance in various theatre where terrorist, bandits and other perpetrators of violence have denied Nigerians peace of mind.
“I want to place on record the consistency, assistance and wonderful cooperation between the security agencies in Delta State, they have been very wonderful and supportive of my administration
“In my M.O.R.E Agenda, I have told Deltans that we will enhance peace and security and that is what we are doing.
“We have not heard of any serious security issue in the last few months; there is no way you can eradicate crime completely but the major ones have been curbed.Vice Marshal Effiom said he was in the state on an operational visit to one of the units under his command in Warri” he stated.
In his remarks earlier, Air Vice Marshal Effiom said he was in the state on an operational visit to one of the units under his command in Warri.
He said his visit was to ascertain how they were faring with a view to knowing their challenges and how to resolve them.
Air Vice Marshal Effiom gave assurance that the Nigerian Air Force will continue to support the state in dealing with security issues.