CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, LAGBAJA COMMENDS GOV OTTI’S LEADERSHIP, APPLAUDS IMPROVED SECURITY IN ABIA
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has paid glowing tribute to Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, for his outstanding leadership that has led to the improvement of security in the State.
General Lagbaja, who was in Abia on Wednesday in continuation of his nationwide tour of formations and units of the Nigeria Army, thanked Governor Otti for the support he continues to extend to the Army, saying such would spur the security agency into working with the state government to provide a secured environment for peaceful living and conduct of business in the state.
“I want to seize this opportunity, Your Excellency, to appreciate you for your support and that of the good people of Abia State to our troupes and even their families that are domiciled here in Abia State.
“I have been briefed on the several interventions of Abia State Government to 14 Brigade. They are very good, and even the infrastructure in our barrack. I want to sincerely appreciate you, Your Excellency, for your immeasurable support to our formation.
relationship it has had with the army “and that is why any time they have any need – infrastructural, vehicle – to the best of our ability, we try to meet them”. This, according to the Governor, is notwithstanding the general economic downturn in the country.
Governor Otti acknowledged the critical role of security in the overall development of Abia, saying, “if you do not have security, you can’t talk about investment and you can’t even sleep with your two eyes closed”.
However, he said that not much would have been accomplished if peace reigned in Abia, while the spate of insecurity continued in the other parts of the Southeast states. He subsequently made a case for a meeting of the Southeast governors with the army chief to address the lingering issues of insecurity in the Southeast.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
January 11, 2024.