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.
“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.”