The Executive Governor of Kwara state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has called on Nigerians to be united in the fight against insecurity.
This call was made by the governor at the closing ceremony of ‘2 Division Inter-brigade Corporals and below’ competition, held at the Sobi barracks in Ilorin, the Kwara capital, on Friday.
The governor said terrorism and poverty are “our common enemies”, and urged Nigerians to support security agencies in their commitment to fostering peace in the country.
“The security agencies, particularly the military, will continue to symbolise the unity of the people and the strength of the Nigerian state,” he said.
“Everything must be done to continue to keep the Nigerian state united, stronger and more successful.
“Our diversity should be deployed to maximum advantage, while we join hands to fight our common enemies.”
He commended the military for its role in internal security and protection of the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
In his remarks, Gold Chibuisi, general officer commanding, 22 armoured brigade, said the competition was organised in order to prepare officers to face security challenges.
“We are in very serious times now. Almost all the regions of our beloved country are having challenges, and it behoves on us to ensure that this is brought to the level where everybody will go about their lawful duties without being molested by criminals and other enemies of the state,” he added.