Abia State Governor Hosts Chief of Army Staff, General Lagbaja

Abia State Governor, Chief Alex Otti, welcomed the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, during his visit to the state as part of a nationwide tour of Nigeria Army formations and units. Governor Otti shared this information through his official social media handle.

During the visit, General Lagbaja commended Abia State’s efforts in enhancing security and expressed gratitude for the support extended to the 14 Brigade, Ohafia, and other army assets in terms of infrastructure and logistics. The Chief of Army Staff reassured the state government of the army’s commitment to collaborating for the maintenance of peace, fostering economic activities, and supporting overall development in Abia.

Governor Oti expressed appreciation for the visit and acknowledged the leadership of the Nigerian Army. He also thanked General Lagbaja for the army’s assistance in combating insecurity in the state, particularly through “Operation Crush,” a special multi-agency security task force.

Both parties reiterated their dedication to a continued partnership in securing not only Abia but the entire Southeast region. Despite economic challenges facing the nation, Governor Oti assured the Chief of Army Staff of ongoing support within the state’s means.

The governor also conveyed gratitude for the warm and cordial relationship with the army, concluding by extending prayers for God’s protection and guidance to the gallant soldiers defending the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

It’s noteworthy that Chief Alex Otti of the Labour Party secured a landslide victory in the last general election, underscoring his widespread acceptance by the people of Abia State.

In a related development, the governor recently awarded the construction of the dormant Port Harcourt – Aba express road to Julius Berger. Emphasizing the road’s economic significance, Governor Oti urged Julius Berger to expedite the construction process for the benefit of the state and its residents.

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