The Evangelist News Edition Thursday June 22, 2023. By Tony Udoh
Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno has promised to prioritize the welfare of security personnel across the state.
Speaking during a condolence visit to two families who lost their husband in the line of duty in the state, he said he has always been passionate about the welfare of security personnel given the nature of their service to the state and the country in general.
The affected personnel are late LCpl Alphonsus Balbis and MWORS Eze Christopher.
The Governor noted that the services rendered by the different security outfits are very critical to the peace currently enjoyed in the state, adding that the government will do everything possible to take care of their welfare and support their operations.
While urging the families to be consoled by the good legacies of their fathers, he assured them that government would continue to support them where and when necessary, adding that their breadwinners did not die in vain.
Responding on behalf of the families, the Commander 2 Brigade, Brigadier General KE Chigbu, appreciated Governor Eno for the kind gesture which he said will serve as a morale booster for the officers and men.
According to him, “I lack words to express our gratitude. This is clearly a stepping stone for the military in the state. You have demonstrated that we are not alone, and we will redouble our efforts, knowing that our efforts and services are recognized and appreciated.”
At the event were Mrs Miriam Chinyere Eze and daughter, wife of one of the deceased as well as men and officers of the Nigerian Military.
The families of the deceased were led by brigadier general KE Chigbu, Commander 2 brigade and commodore M Ide commander NNS JUBILEE.