The Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has charged Nigerian Army to remain vigilant against terrorists and other criminal elements in the country and save the people from their present shackle of bondage.
Governor Ugwuanyi made the charge while playing host to the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai and other top army officers, including the GOC 82 Division Nigerian Army, Enugu who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Enugu.
Commending the army for its continuing successes in the battle to overcome security challenges towards ensuring that the country remains safe and secure for all, Governor Ugwuanyi assured the officers of the state government’s commitment to adequately assist the army to successfully discharge its statutory duties to the people without hitches.
In his words, “the army has indeed, remained a regular and dependable partner in our efforts to sustain the comparatively high level of security and peaceful environment in the state. In that respect, it shares in the credit for the state’s current standing as the one of the safest in the country.”
Earlier, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, said that the top military officers were in Government House Enugu as part of their familiarization tours of the army formations and units in the country.
He acknowledged and appreciated the peaceful and cordial relationship existed between the army and the Enugu State Government in the areas of military intelligent gathering as well as financial support among others.
He reiterated that such assistance to the army would go a long way to put the officers at alert towards combating and enforcing its war against all manners of crimes and social vices including terrorists, kidnappers and other hoodlums.
Lieutenant General Buratai, said that Nigerian Army remained ever vigilant and committed to protect and preserve the integrity of the country including its citizenry and thanked Governor Ugwuanyi for giving them audience.