Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has described the Nigerian Army as a place of pride, adding that the service of the military personnel to the country is hugely appreciated.
Governor Akeredolu, who officially received the new Brigade Commander, 32 Artillery Brigade, Brig. General Mukhtar Adamu, charged him to synergize with other security agencies in the state for effective security.
He said: “What we want is synergy between all our security agencies. What we want is Synergy. We did not form Amotekun to rival anybody. Amotekun can not work without you. And a number of time you will need Amotekun because they know the terrain very well.
“For me, the issue is working together. Let us understand each other and maintain peace. I want us to work together. I want synergy. Let us be friends. In my five years as Governor, I have worked with about four commanders. And we related very well with most of them. I want to assure you, we are prepared to work with you.
“The military is a place of pride. To wear a uniform of your country and be identified as one of those serving is not a joke.
“The uniform itself should make you proud that you are serving your country. To us, you are doing great services and we appreciate it.”
Earlier, the new Brigade Commander, Brig. General Adamu, thanked Governor Akeredolu and the good people of the state for their cooperation.
While assuring the Governor of his utmost support, the Brigade Commander informed that he has already commenced talking and collaborating with other sister security agencies on how to move the state forward and surmount security challenges.