Security: Leadership of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Bori Camp, Port Harcourt, has commended the Niger Delta Development Commission for cooperating with security agencies working in the Niger Delta region.
The leadership of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Bori Camp, Port Harcourt, has commended the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for cooperating with security agencies working in the Niger Delta region.
The outgoing Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Koko Essien and his successor, Brigadier General Stevenson Olabanji, made the commendation at the Commissions Headquarters in Port Harcourt during a courtesy call on the NDDC Managing Director, Sir Bassey Dan-Abia.
General Essien, who has been redeployed to the Army headquarters in Abuja, charged the NDDC management to continue to support the military forces in the region. According to Essien, I appreciate the support the NDDC gave to me and I hope that it will be extended to my successor.
The out gone commander said he was handing over to an infantry commander, who was well equipped to tackle the challenges of maintaining peace in the Niger Delta, and assured the Commission that the new commander would contribute his own quota in providing the peaceful environment necessary for sustainable development to thrive.
In his own remarks, the new Commander of 2 Brigade, Brig- Gen. Olabanji, revealed that he had always been interested in the activities of the NDDC as a son of the Niger Delta. General Olabanji promised to sustain the cordial relationship between the army and the Commission.
I will do everything that is necessary to maintain this mutually beneficial relationship.” Responding, Dan-Abia, observed that it was significant that the two army commanders chose to visit the Commission together. Dan-Abia said We have enjoyed the friendship and warmth of the out-going commander. As for the new commander, who is a proud son of the Niger Delta, we can only say welcome home.
The NDDC boss averred that since development could only take place in an atmosphere of peace and security, the Commission would never take security issues for granted.
Dan-Abia continued Apart from our core mandate of fasttracking the development of the Niger Delta region, we also have a responsibility to ensure that the people of the region live in peace.” He commended the military for making sacrifices for the peace and security of the country, and assured that the commission would continue to do its best to assist the security agencies in their onerous assignment.
-Tony Ita Etim, Port Harcourt