Musa Na Allah Sokoto
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has assured the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) that his administration will assist in every way conceivable in its bid to establish and locate the Force’s Institute for Administrative Management in the state.
Governor Tambuwal made the call when he received the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Ground Training Command of the NAF, AVM Idi Amin, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Council Chamber Government House, Sokoto.
While conveying the gratitude of the people of the state to the Chief of Air Staff for choosing his domain to site the NAF Institute, the Governor reiterated the commitment of his administration to supporting and cooperating with any federal institution willing to do same.
In a press statement made available to newsmen in Sokoto by the special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, the Governor called for the training and restraining of security personnel on the latest technology that cannot be overemphasized, as this would make them up to date on the latest techniques of combating security threats and challenges.
He recalled that, when the 8 Division of the Nigeria Army was established in the state, his administration not only allocated office accommodation to it but also donated 44 housing units to them in order to enable them perform their duty effectively.
This is to show how the state government is supportive of every effort of the federal government,” he said.
He applauded the synergy between the security agencies working in the state, Tambuwal said: ”we are doing everything humanly possible together with them to solve the challenges in the areas where we have banditry attacks.’
The Governor used the occasion to call on people of the state, particularly those of Isa and Sabon Birni local government areas, where banditry is still a security challenge not to let hope elude, as the state government is working closely with the security agencies to ensure that normal is restored in those areas.
In his address, AVM Amin said his visit was in connection with the relocation of the NAF Institute for Administrative Management to the state.
He said the relocation is deliberate in order to ensure the safety of lives and property, stressing that this would go a long way in serving people of the state effectively.
He said NAF, in collaboration with other security outfits in the state, would work tirelessly to ensure the security of the state