The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed concern over issues of security in the country while the Chief of Army Staff, Lt- Gen. Tukur Buratai has vowed to combat it.
Playing host to Buratai at the Lagos House, Alausa, the governor noted that the issue of security in the state and the nation is critical to all of us adding that It is something we have to take seriously.“It is only when the country is safe and secure that foreign direct investments will come in, and we citizens will be able to go about our lawful businesses and, create wealth and development,” Sanwo-Olu said.
He described the issue as a major challenge and urged the Nigerian Army to continue to put in more efforts in addressing it.
However, he commended officers and men of the Nigerian Army for the role they were already playing in the securing the lives and property of Nigerians, and he encouraged them to continue their selfless service to their fatherland.
The governor particularly made reference to the environmental sanitation conducted in the state on Saturday, June 29, by troops under the 81 Division as part of the annual Army Day celebrations.
He expressed the hope that other professionals in the state would emulate them, pledging that his administration would be looking out for more areas of collaboration with the military.
Speaking earlier, Buratai intimated the governor about the activities lined up for the ongoing Army Day celebrations and combat support arms training week in Lagos.
He called for partnership between the state government and the Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers in the area of infrastructural development in the state.