Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has acknowledged the importance of partnering with security agencies to drive development in the state.
The Governor, who was speaking when he received the Commander, 63 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Asaba, Brigadier-General Usman Bello, said the state government appreciated the good works of the brigade, especially in the past few weeks, and commended the Army for collaborating with other security agencies in the state.
Okowa reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to developing the state, saying that government would remain steadfast in bringing development to the people, insisting that security was important for development to take place.
He commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, for boosting security in the state through the setting up of military formations.
Earlier, the Brigade Commander, General Usman Bello, told the Governor that the visit was to intimate him of the achievements the formation had recorded in the state.
“We are here to provide security in conjunction with other agencies to ensure that Delta State is safe for development.
“We are grateful to you for your rich policies and commitment to the successful establishment of the 63 Brigade.
“The socio-economic benefits of having this Brigade in Delta are very huge and we assure you that Asaba and the state in general will remain a safe haven for people with good intentions,” Bello said.