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Armed Forces Laud Oyetola on Rapid Socioeconomic Development

Armed Forces laud Oyetola on rapid socioeconomic development

The Nigerian Armed Forces on Monday hailed Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State for the commitment of his administration towards rapid socio-economic development in the State.

They said the governor has demonstrated strong passion for security of lives and property of the citizenry in sustaining peace and stability in the State.

Members of the Senior Course 43 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna State led by Director of Department of Land Warfare Brig. General Adetokunbo Fayemiwo gave the node during a courtesy call on the Governor in his office in Osogbo.

Brig. General Fayemiwo, said their experience in Osun State has further confirmed Oyetola’s commitment to improving the standard of living of the people of the State.

He noted that the love of the administration towards keeping the State and the residents safe at all times was evidenced in the hands of fellowship and overwhelming support the governor has consistently been giving to the security agencies, particularly officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Fayemiwo however pledged the continued support of the Armed Forces to sustaining the peace for which the State is known.

“Our experience so far in the State has confirmed your commitment and passion towards creating the right atmosphere for socio-economic growth and development as well as enhancing the living standards of the good people of the State of Osun.

“I assure you that all that we have heard today and the outcome of our study in the coming days, would be put to use in the course of our research, and indeed, as we progress in our careers”, he said.
Speaking on the purpose of the visit, Fayemiwo said the Senior Course students came to Osun to understudy the effect of the global coronavirus pandemic on security, which is the current issue in the world.

“The students of the College are visiting eight States which are Osun, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Rivers and Taraba States. The students are currently undergoing the college tour.
“AFCSC is an institution where we have Army, Air Force and Navy serving together for the purpose the institution had been established for.

The AFCSC is providing junior and senior leadership training, military education and core practical education for armed forces.

“In this case, the students of Senior Course are attached to topical issues affecting the nation and in this circumstance, we looked closely at current issue of pandemic, and how it affects the national security, in line with this year’s theme: ‘Pandemic and National security: COVID-19 perspective’.
“The tour will afford the students opportunity to carry out primary research and have the opportunity to get first-hand information and opportunity to ask questions and make contributions.

“Since Osun is one of the selected States, this will help us to get our report from the State so as to be able to do our analysis on the topic”, he added.

Reacting, Governor Oyetola appreciated the military for their loyalty to the State towards securing the lives and property of the residents, adding that the ”State is happy with the growing partnership between us and the Nigerian Armed Forces.”

He said the government had since embarked on a journey towards revamping the health sector just as he explained the administration’s efforts at curbing the spread of Coronavirus in the State.

“I appreciate the collaboration and unflinching security support of the Nigerian Armed Forces at all times. The theme for uiur study tour was apt, considering the devastating effect of the Coronavirus pandemic globally.

“As a State, the pandemic took its toll on us. However, our proactive measures helped significantly in mitigating its effect on our people as we rose to the occasion with an aggressive public advocacy and containment strategy, with the active support of our frontline workers” Oyetola said.

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