Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has charged the military authorities to assist in protecting the creeks of the state against incursion by miscreants.
Mimiko gave the charged yesterday in his office in Akure during a courtesy call on him by the new General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2nd Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Kasimu Abdulkarim.
The governor noted that his administration has continued to enjoy tremendous support and cooperation from the military, adding that the cordial relationship between the military and the civil society has been unprecedented.
He said the synergy among the different security agencies has immensely contributed to the prevailing peace and development of the State, stressing that numerous reputable organisations in the country have continued to have their conferences in Akure, the state capital.
Despite the current security challenges facing the country, Mimiko, who commended the military for its efforts at restoring peace, also admonished it to keep going stronger.
He also assured of his administration’s continued support for the military, noting that the state government has continued to empower widows of the fallen heroes through micro-credit facilities.
Earlier in his speech, Major General Kasimu Abdulkarim, said the visit became necessary as part of his familiarisation tour of states under his command.
The GOC thanked the governor for his continued support for the officers and men of the force in the state even as he assured the people of adequate security.