Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has assured the Air Officer Commanding the newly established Ground Training Command of the Nigeria Air Force, Enugu, Air Vice-Marshal, Samson Okon Akpasa, of his administration’s readiness to offer necessary assistance and support towards the success of the operations of the Command.
Gov. Ugwuanyi gave the assurance when the new commander along with his entourage paid a courtesy visit to the Government House, Enugu, to inform the governor of his recent posting to head the new Command in Enugu.
The governor who welcomed and congratulated Air Vice Marshal Akpasa on his posting to “this new and obviously, very important and strategic office”, which is equivalent in status to the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of an Army Division, noted that the feat was demonstration of the confidence the hierarchy of the Nigerian Air Force reposes in him to provide effective leadership for its formations in the new platform.
Gov. Ugwuanyi acknowledged that officers and men of the Air Force, along with other security agencies in the state, have all contributed in helping the state maintain her enviable status as one of the safest and most secure in the country.
He added that his administration has always maintained and enjoyed a cordial working relationship with the Force through its pre-existing formations and establishments in the state “all of which have consistently partnered with and assisted us in many areas of necessity more especially, security and education”.
“As a matter of fact, I consider myself privileged to have received the pioneer head of the new Command and therefore, on behalf of the good people of Enugu State, I welcome you to the state and I assure you of our warm wishes, goodwill and friendship”, Gov. Ugwuanyi pledged.