Governor state of Osun Mr. Gboyega Oyetola has commended the Nigerian Air Force for choosing Osun in the SouthWest to establish the Nigerian Air Force Commando Training Village to help conduct more realistic exercises against Insurgency, Terrorism and banditry in the country.
Mr Oyetola gave the commendation on Monday in Ipetu-Ijesa during the commissioning of Commando Training Village at 209 Quick Response Squad Headquarters at the Nigerian Air Force Base Ipetu Ijesa.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy Mr Benedict Alabi said this laudable initiative would further enhance the skills and competences of men and officers of the Nigerian Air Force and also making them more tactical against the security threats in Nigeria
” The initiative will be the third exercise undertaken at this Air Force Base in Osun within the last six months with one in August last year where a block of 12-bedroom flat was commissioned for the comfort of its officers and men and also the launching of Counter Terrorism Exercise codenamed “Buje Ekun” at the base two months after.
“The initiative will no doubt send the right signal to criminals in the state who are in the habit of distabilising the peace of the state and the nation.
” This commissioning is one of the numerous efforts of the NAF to make them effectively combat security threats in the nation.
“The State of Osun is proud to be part of the nation building efforts towards ensuring that the country is liberated from any security threats..”
The governor commended the Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique, for the efforts at ensuring his officers and men are equipped to face the security challenges confronting the nation
He said the Commando Training Ground is an assurance to the people that it would further boast security in the state and the region.
Governor Oyetola assured the readiness of his administration to at all time provide necessary support for the success of all the laudable efforts of the Nigerian Air Force to provide adequate security for the people of the country.
He used the occasion to commend President Muhammad Buhari for giving priority to the security of lives and property of Nigerians.
He said these bold steps by the Nigerian Air Force attest to the huge importance the federal government under president Buhari places on security especially the security and safety of the people of the Southwest.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique represented by Air Vice Marshall Idiami said government has invested so much to improve on skills and capacity building for men and officers of Nigerian Air Force for their effectiveness in the fight against insecurity.
According to him, there is need to always improve on the tactics and skills of his men considering the various dimensions of the security challenges facing the country.