Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says his administration will not relent in working in synergy with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies to maintain and reinforce the prevailing peace in Gombe State.
The Governor stated this when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Gombe.
He stressed the need for more synergy between Gombe State and the Nigerian Army to further promote peace and security in the State.
The Governor tasked the Chief of Army Staff to expedite action towards the relocation of the 301 Army barracks to its permanent site, stressing that while the military does its part, the State Government is equally providing substantial amount of support to see to the quick and easy movement of the Army base.
He said the presence of the Army in the State will go a long way to compliment the efforts of the Government and the people in order to ensure peace and harmony as well as security and safety within the State.
Governor Yahaya pledged the commitment of his administration to support the Nigerian Army in all aspects of its requests, maintaining that the presence of the Army anywhere in the country guarantees peace and security.
Speaking earlier, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya said he was in the state in furtherance of his operational and assessment tour of formations and units of the Nigerian army, across the country.
Lieutenant General Yahaya thanked the Governor for appropriating a large portion of land for the construction of the permanent site of the 301 Artillery Brigade Barracks and providing water to the new Army base.