The Nigerian Army says it will continue to collaborate with other security agencies at addressing the various security challenges facing the country.
The new General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Enobong Udo, stated this during a courtesy visit to the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun at his Oke-Mosan office, Abeokuta.
General Udo who noted that the Nigerian Army has been conducting series of operations like ‘’ operation Crocodile Smile’’ in some part of the country to maintain peace, urged the citizens to support the force as the exercise would help in checking activities that serve as threats to the peace and development of the nation.
While soliciting the support of the State government for the Division towards facilitating its activities and operations, the Army boss appreciated the governor for his support to operation MESSA and the 35 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Alamala Barracks, Abeokuta.
Responding, the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, commended security agencies in the country for meeting up with security challenges in recent times, saying without their efforts, many things would have gone wrong with the nation.
Senator Amosun enjoined the 81 Division not to allow Tongeji Island in the State to go the way of Bakassi Peninsula, posited that it was a major area which the country must protect.
While noting that the State still remain one of the safest in the country, despite the security challenges in the nation, the Governor promised to make available necessary logistics to security agencies to help them carry out their duties in the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Amosun has charged the Nigerian Immigration Service to raise the bar in the process of issuance of international passports to put an end to the difficulties often experienced by people at obtaining travel documents.
Governor Amosun gave the charge while receiving the new Ogun State Comptroller of Immigration Service, Barr. Muhammed Harrande, who paid a courtesy call on the Governor at his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.