His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended the Nigeria Army for their efforts and success in keeping the internal peace of the nation which has brought peace to the country especially the North East.
Gov. Almakura made this known as he received the Chief Of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai and some members of the leadership of the Nigerian Army who decided to stop over in Nasarawa State, where he lauded the successful efforts of the current military leadership which as produced results for all to see,
He congratulated the Chief of Army Staff on the successful completion of the Chief of Army Staff Conference in Markudi , which was shown on TV recently. He praised the Chief of Staff for being a man with vision and focus in a way the country needs in terms of security management.
He congratulated all the members of the Nigerian Army for being patriotic and making Nigeria proud in the way and manner they have handled the security , stating that since the new team came on board the war against terror has been won.
He appreciated the efforts the Chief of Staff in supporting the regular security within the state in subduing any elements that would have wanted to create problems in the state . He also appreciated the Nigerian Army for its thoughtfulness and consideration in the siting of the nations first Command Science School in the state, as well as the start of construction of the Doma Barracks which has rooted their presence even more in the state.
Lastly he commended that Army for the efforts hit has been putting towards decongesting the Abuja Keffi road which he said a task force was set up to ensure compliance stating that the Karu Market with 3000 shops and trading areas would soon be opened by Mr. President. He also made it known that the state was working on multiple roads that would decongest the Abuja –Keffi road which included construction of alternative routes that would take the large volume of human and vehicular traffic off the road.
Speaking earlier the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai commended Governor Almakura for his efforts and development and sustaining peace in the state , He was here on a courtesy call to cement the relationship that has been existing between the state and the Nigerian Army , stating that they were very aware of the security challenges that have occurred , stating that which the support of the State Government the Nigerian Army was ever ready to contribute its own quarter to ensure peace is sustained and continue to build on that.
He commended the State Governor for the huge efforts and funds expended so far on the new Military Barrack in Doma ,and the first of its kind Command Science School which would enhance the education of the their wards, which he said the Nigerian Army would continue to sustain.
Lastly, Gen. Buratai spoke on the special interest he has in ensuring that the Abuja - Keffi road was clear, stating that the many factors that hamper the smooth flow of traffic such as large population and very high vehicular traffic , calling on the state government to consider completing the alternative routes, yet stated that the army would continue to do what they can to ensure the road is clear of obstructions and Nasarawa state is peaceful