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Bayelsa security measures paying off

21 February 2014, 07:43Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has commended the various security agencies for their professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

The Governor gave the commendation when the new General Officer Commanding, (GOC) 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Shehu Yusuf, paid him a courtesy visit in Government House in Yenagoa.

According to the Governor, his administration had since its inception left no one in doubt of its stance regarding security issues through the promulgation of laws to implement the policy on zero tolerance to crime and criminality in the State.

“I want to use this opportunity to commend the dedication and professionalism of your officers and men who clearly have been doing a wonderful job. Those on the ground in Bayelsa whom at the risk of life and limb, day and night patrol the creeks and rivulets of our state to protect our national assets and also to safeguard our individual liberties, lives and property. I want to report to you that they are doing an excellent job but there is room for improvement,” Dickson said.

He expressed government's willingness to continually partner with his administration for the enthronement of an enduring peace and security.

The governor also congratulated Yusuf on his new appointment as GOC, 82 Division of Nigerian Army.

He lauded the military for its efforts at safeguarding democratic principles.

Shehu said he was in the State as part of his familiarization tour of states under his division following his elevation as GOC.

He thanked the State Government for its support to the security personnel as well as the cordial relationship existing between them and assured that he would do his best to build on the relationship.

He promised to tackle security challenges confronting areas under the 82 Division by constantly strategizing on ways to improve security.

-    CAJ News

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