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Air Force partners Akwa Ibom govt to tackle internal insecurity

The government of Akwa Ibom State has moved to work with the Nigerian Air Force War College to identify unusual security challenges in the State and determine how to address them.

This information was made available to newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday in a statement signed by Mr. Ekikere Umoh, the Chief Press Secretary to Mr. Moses Ekpo, the Deputy Governor.

According to the statement, Air Commodore A. G. Kehinde, the tour’s leader, made this announcement during a courtesy call on Governor Udom Emmanuel, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Ekpo. Kehinde also stated that they were in the state to collect information from pertinent state agencies in order to identify challenges and opportunities that could apply to the state.

Kehinde disclosed that the theme of the study is; Stabilizing Internal Security for Industrialization in Akwa Ibom State by 2027: Strategic Options.

According to the statement the team is made up of 32 participants comprising the Directing Staff, Faculty Officers, Senior Military Officers and Research Fellow.

Responding, the governor said he was appreciative of current efforts by military institutions in the country to build strategic partnerships that would ensure effective security of the state.

He added that given the investment by his administration in the areas of infrastructural development and industrialization, it had become imperative to work towards ensuring the security of these investments in order to sustain the legacy of peace in the state.

He said, “The current administration is fully appreciative of the efforts of all security agencies in evolving a pro-active security strategy that has made the state the most secured and peaceful in our climes.

“Efforts are currently being intensified to build workable alliances with security agencies in the country.”

The Governor, therefore, commended the Air Force War College for choosing Akwa Ibom State for their Study Tour and stressed that the team’s agenda was in tandem with the vision of the government, assuring that it would be of immense benefit to the state and its people.

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