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Rivers assures military of continued support

20 January 2016, 11:12Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Rivers State government has pledged provide the necessary logistical support to the military to carry out its constitutional duty.

Governor Nyesom Wike gave the assurance at the Government House, Port Harcourt where he met the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division, Enugu, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.

Wike said his administration would always collaborate with the military to maintain peace and security in the state.

The governor added that maintenance of peace and security remained vital to the development of the state.

He pointed out that so far, the army had lived up to expectations.

He nonetheless advised it to avoid the influence of politicians.

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"In carrying out your activities, you should be careful so that politics does not come into it," Wike said.

He said Rivers State was important to the economy of the nation.

"Therefore, the peace of this state is critical. This administration will never support anything that will make the state ungovernable," Wike said.

Attahiru said the visit to the state was for operational reasons.

He commended Rivers government for its support to the 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army and appealed to him to sustain logistics support to the Brigade.

- CAJ News


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