Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has commended the military on its efforts of tackling security challenges in the country.
Mohammed stated this as the special guest of honor at the 2022 West African Social Activities (WASA) of the Nigerian Army at the 33 Artillery Brigade, Shadawanka Barracks Bauchi on Saturday.
He said the Military have tackle the security challenges in North East , North West and other parts of the country, saying peace is restored to some certain extent.
The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy Sen. Baba Tela applauded the military in complementing the efforts of the police and the civil defense corps in securing lives and property in the state.
“The efforts of the military in building synergy with other security agencies in securing lives and property of the citizens can not be overemphasize.
“Bauchi is one of the most peaceful states in the country today because we enjoy the support of the military and other security services in the state,” he said.
He also described civil-military relationship as a vital instrument for societal peace and harmony as well as improving good understanding between the citizens.
He said WASA activities were aimed at sustaining the tradition of the military which had helped in strengthening the combat spirit and promoting the family values in the army.
He stressed the need for the military to use such important events to promote peace and harmony with their host communities all the time.
Gov. Mohammmed pledges continued support of his administration for the military and other sister security agencies in the state.
Earlier, Brig.Gen Emmanuel Egbe, Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade, Shadawanka Bauchi, assured that the military would continue to defend the nation against criminal elements so that their lives and properties would remain secure.
He said the event was a social activity aimed at celebrating the previous year and usher in the new year.
“WASA is also a forum through which the authorities of the Nigeria Army foster national cohesion and promote the various rich cultural heritage of all the ethnic groups in our regiments.
“To enhance civil-military relationship in all army barracks and the host Community,” he said.
Egbe appreciated the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Farouk Yahaya for providing officers and soldiers with the needed logistics support during professional duties.
Our Correspondent reports that the events featured Hausa,Yoruba, Igbo, Fulani, Tiv Jarawa dancers among others.
Other activities include thugs of war, gifts and awards were presented.