- Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has thanked the Nigerian military for their sacrifices for the nation
- The governor said Nigerians owe their armed forces a debt whole world out of gratitude for the security of the nation
- However, the governor advised the military high command to ensure that the well-being of its personnel is its priority < /ul>
Asaba – Delta State Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the Nigerian military authorities to motivate the well-being of officers and men in the armed forces them in the fight against insurgency and other violent crimes in the country.
Okowa called out at Defense Retreat 2022 on Monday, May 9th with the theme “Shaping the Armed Forces of Nigeria for Current and Future Security Challenges” held in Asaba, the state capital of Del ta, took place.
He said that the armed forces may have sophistication ed weapons, but that without motivated personnel they would not achieve the desired result.
“As we seek to find ways to address multifaceted security challenges in our country, another matter that requires priority attention is the welfare of our soldiers the front.
“In my view, we can have all the sophisticated weaponry and excellent logistics, but without motivated and happy staff, all our efforts will be wasted.
“It is it is therefore imperative that we put their welfare first, so that they carry out their duties with the utmost pride and enthusiasm.
“Likewise, honoring soldiers who served on the front lines ster Ben, the strongest message we can send about self-sacrificing service to our country.”
“It has the potential to ignite the fires of patriotism in our people and become an inspiration to many other selves wants to wear the uniform with pride and confidence.”
Okowa commended Chief of Defense Staff General Lucky Irabor for his military excellence and described him as:
< blockquote>“A great patriot who has made us proud in several ways through his staunch leadership in the Nigerian Army.”
“My dear General, I must say that your exemplary military career sends a very strong message that hard work, dedication, patience and loyalty are invaluable ingredients for success. I pray that your career ends in a splendor of glory.”
The Governor acknowledged and appreciated the unwavering support of the various services of the Nigerian Armed Forces in maintaining the peace and the Safety in Delta State.
He says his government has enjoyed peace for nearly seven years in office, which has enabled his government to implement our policies and programs in entrepreneurship development , infrastructure renewal and education.
“We owe the armed forces a world of gratitude that works in synergy with other security agencies , have been working to create an environment conducive to growth and development.
“This withdrawal is very imperative as the armed forces are always expected to review their operational strategies, trends perceive, evaluate information and consider a strategy in view of the emergence of security threats.
“The current security challenges in the country are many, but I have no doubt in the ability of the Nigerian Armed Forces to address them.
“The Nigerian Armed Forces have continued to demonstrate unusual patriotism , dedication, sacrifice, courage and dedication to ensure a safe nation for us all.”
No Alternative to Peace, Okowa Admonishes Warring Communities in Delta
Remember that on Friday, March 18, Governor Okowa advised the state’s citizens and communities to avoid hostilities and said there was no alternative to living peacefully.
Okowa provided the advice at Asaba upon receiving the Judicial Panel of Inquiry’s report on the intra-community crisis in Evwreni in the state’s Ughelli North Local Government Area.
According to him, communities need to realize that there is no alternative to peace and any community that gets into trouble doesn’t really look to the future of its people, because as long as there are problems in any community, families are negatively impacted.
Our youth training programs are our strength, says Okowa.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, February 3, Governor Okowa urged the Deltans to beware of intentions of mischief against the state government by their opponents, who said the citizens knew that no amount of underhanded criticism could derail his government’s development efforts.
Okowa spearheaded the graduation of 1,000 beneficiaries of the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Program and the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program of the 2020/2021 program cycle in Asaba, the Delta state capital.
He said only enemies of the youth would criticize what his government was doing for the state’s youth.