Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, on Monday, commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai for leading a professionalized army, declaring that his administration would continue to maintain a cordial relationship with the Nigerian military.
Governor Makinde, who stated this at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, while receiving the Chief of Army Staff in a courtesy visit, said that the impartiality of the Nigerian Army in the nation’s political process is commendable.
According to him, the government of Oyo State would continue to cooperate with the Army in order to ensure the security of lives and property of the people, adding that the government considers the security of lives and property as the foundation for development. He said that his administration will continually make life better for the family of the officers and men of the Nigerian Army serving within its territory.
Earlier in his remarks, Lt. Gen. Buratai equally commended Governor Makinde for providing necessary support to the army’s operations in the state. He assured the governor of the readiness of the army to continue to participate fully in the maintenance of peace and order and to remain impartial in the discharge of its duties.
The Chief of Army Staff also informed the governor that he was on a working visit to 2 Division, Ibadan to commission major projects done by the Nigerian Army for the benefits of humanity in line with the civil-military cooperation of the Nigerian Army.
The event had in attendance top government functionaries, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Anthony Bamidele Omozoje and other top military officers and men of the Nigerian Army.
By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan