By Yunusa Abdullahi
The Nigerian Air force Base station Yola has been assured of necessary support and assistance by the Adamawa state Government for effective discharge of its responsibilities.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla who made the assurance when the Chief of Air Staff Air Vice Marshall Sadie Abubakar who led other senior Air force Personnel from the headquarters of the Nigerian Air Force paid a courtesy visit on Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla at Government House Yola.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla had informed the visiting Cheif of Air Staff that the state is expecting about Fifty-six Thousand Internally Displaced persons in the state from the Republic of Cameroon in the next few weeks and called on the Federal Government to and International Donor agencies to come to the aid of the state government.
The Governor stated that maintaining peace and security is everybody's business and appealed to the citizens to be security conscious by reporting any suspicious person or object to the security agents in order to maintain existing peace in the society.
While commending President Muhammadu Buhari and other stakeholders on security matters for their efforts and professionalism shown in the fight against insurgency in the North East, he revealed that at present Adamawa state is calm and peaceful,
Earlier, the Chief of Air Staff Air Vice Marshall Sadiq Abubakar said he was in Adamawa state in continuation of familiarization tour to Air Force Stations in the Northern part of the country to evaluate what his men were doing in the last few months and to have a first hand information on the activities of the officers in the fight against insurgents in states affected in the North East.
Air Vice Marshall Sadiq Abubakar commended Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for his giant strides in developing Adamawa state within shortest period while in office and solicited for the support and cooperation of Adamawa state government and Traditional institutions to be extended to his personnel in the state.
He pointed out that officials of the Nigerian Air Force have assisted Internally Displaced persons in Dalori ,Maiduguri and Abuja with medical services and personnel at the IDP camps.
He however called for the support and cooperation of traditional institutions and general public by reporting any suspicious persons or objects to the security agents for maintaining peace and security in the society.
Also in a brief presentation on the achievement of of the present administration under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla, the Secretary to the State Government Dr Umar Buba Bindir highlighted some of the laudable achievements of the present administration in the areas of road infrastructure, Education, Agriculture, Health Care delivery, among others.