Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has assured of his continuous support to security agencies in the State.

He spoke when he received the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, and his entorurage at Government House, Owerri,  

He expressed gratitude to God and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on behalf of the Government and people of Imo State and the South East, over the appointment of the Chief of Naval Staff, noting that Ogalla’s appointment was the second time in the history of Nigeria that an Igbo man will be occupying the position of Chief of Naval Staff.

The Governor described Vice Admiral Ogalla as “an all round professional who has paid his dues in the Naval profession” and thanked him for the kind words he used to qualify the efforts his government has made in the course of reconstructing, rehabilitating and recovering Imo State.

He reminded Ogalla that “Imo people are hardworking business men and women who only need peace and security as an encouragement to go about their normal businesses.”

The Governor described his visit as “another assurance and hope that the security situation in Imo State will be further improved and strengthened” and reassured the Chief of Naval Staff that “on the issue of logistics and improved manpower the State will always be partners in progress.”

Governor Uzodimma reassured Ogalla that the government and people of Imo State will not take for granted that he is from the South East of Nigeria, reiterating that all that is required for him to succeed in his office will be readily made available.

In his remarks,  Vice Admiral Ogalla, promised to deploy additional manpower and logistics to Imo State in particular, with a view to deal with known flashpoints that constitute security challenge in the area, particularly the blue sea routes.

He commended the Governor for all the support he has given to the Nigerian Navy and eulogized the cordial relationship between the Navy and the people of Imo State.


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