Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has come out to say his administration’s continued partnership with the military and other security agencies will guarantee peace and order in the state.
He revealed this today when Maj.-Gen. Olubunmi Irefin, the new General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port-Harcourt, visited him at Government House, Asaba.
According to him, the army must sustain the present peace and security in the Niger Delta and the Delta government is pleased with the good relationship with security agencies.
He added that the partnership between the state and security agencies improved the security of lives and property in the state.
His words, “We are happy that sea piracy has reduced in Delta and we pledge the support of the South-South states to ensure protection of oil installations in the region.
“I assure you of our cooperation at all times because we have had very warm working relations with the division since inception.
“The military and other security agencies have worked quite a lot with us to ensure peace within the state. There is still a lot to be done but we have done quite a lot.”
“I appreciate your division, the brigade and other military formations for all your efforts in ensuring peace and security in the entire Niger Delta.
“Sea piracy is still there, but it has largely reduced in Delta and we will continue to work hard and provide the needed support because when there is a perfect working relationship, to support becomes easier.
“Information sharing is necessary to secure our state, and here in Delta, community conflicts are stepped into as quickly as possible because of the various peace mechanisms we have put in place.
“We have had a very good working relationship and we hope to continue in that direction.”