Chief of Air Staff and Delta Governor emphasize the need to fight criminality

The Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has stressed the need for concerted efforts by all to flush out criminal elements from Delta and the environs.

Abubakar said this on Wednesday in Asaba, while interfacing with Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta during a courtesy visit to the Governor.

This is contained in a statement by the Director, Public Relations and Information, NAF, AVM Edward Gabkwet, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Abubakar also emphasised the need to also emplace effective civil-military cooperation where all parties could work as peace and security stakeholders.

He said that meaningful development would be difficult to attain without a peaceful environment, with negative consequences on the livelihoods of ordinary citizens.

The CAS called on residents of the state to continue to cooperate with security agencies in their concerted efforts to rid Delta of all criminal elements.

He thanked the Governor for his disposition and firm support to the Armed Forces and the NAF in particular.

According to him, the Governor’s priority for security in Delta, especially in the last 12 months, has fostered a more conducive environment for sustained socio-economic activities.

The Air Chief also thanked the Governor for allocating a large expanse of land with a Certificate of Occupancy to the NAF at Osubi, measuring about 66.6 hectares.

According to him, this is to develop a full-fledged NAF Base, which signifies a landmark event in the history of Delta and NAF relations.

Oborevwori commended Abubakar for the NAF’s commitment to fighting the scourge of insecurity bedevilling the nation.

He said that the visit testified to the strong bond and partnership between the state and the NAF.

The Governor assured the CAS that his administration would soon commence the road construction leading to the 66.6 hectares of land allocated to the NAF.

He promised to allocate another parcel of land for the construction of a Post-Service Housing Scheme for retiring NAF personnel in the state.

Oborevwori condemned in its entirety, the unfortunate incident of March 14, which resulted in the loss of lives of some personnel of the Nigerian Army at Okuama Village.

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