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Ajimobi Commends Buratai Over Security

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of oyo state has commended Lt. Gen. Buratai for helping to improve security in the state Nigeria

Ajimobi Commends Buratai Over Security

Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has praised the Army led by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai for improving security in the State.

The Governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, has showered encomiums on the Army for its part in ensuring the safety of lives and properties in the state.
The Governor also praised the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, for the part he played in making that come to pass.
Ajimobi made these comments on Monday as the Lt. Gen. Buratai and other senior army officials paid the Governor a courtesy visit in his Ibadan office.
The Army top brass was in the state for the one-week Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference.
The Oyo State Governor was thankful to the Army Chiefs for releasing some of the officers of the Force to lead a special task force that the state government had set up to combat all forms of violence and restore the state to its previously existent peace and order.Ajimobi said: “The state before our assumption of office in 2011 was popularly known as a garrison where brigandage, thuggery and other criminal activities were the order of the day.

“When we assumed office, we set up a special task force known as ‘Operation Burst’ which involved the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Nigeria Air Force which was led by the Nigerian Army.

“Today, Oyo State is one of the safest states in the country. We want you to help us commend your personnel for their support.”

In his speech earlier, the Chief of Army Army Staff confirmed that the army had chosen Oyo State as the host state for the COAS Conference because of its strategic importance to the brainstorming amongst the senior officers of the army.

According to Buratai: “The conference is an annual ritual where top brass of the Nigeria Army gather to brainstorm on what transpired during the year, analyse and focus on activities of the following year,” he said.

“We are also here to rub minds and interact with stakeholders in the academia, civil society and government functionaries to have a very good background for subsequent years.

“This would help us a lot in terms of training, operations and general administration.”


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