The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie lkpeazu has reaffirmed his administration’s resolve to continue to support and partner the Nigerian Navy and other Security Agencies in the State to sustain the security of lives and property of the citizenry.
Dr lkpeazu who stated this during the Handing and Taking Over ceremony of the outgone and incoming Commandants, Comordore Suleiman Abdulahi and Navy Captain U M Bugaje of the Nigerian Navy, Finance and Logistics College, Owerrinta, in Isiala Ngwa South LGA held at the College Auditorium acknowledged the immense contributions of the Nigerian Navy and other Security Agencies in checking the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as reduce destruction of lives and properties and casualties during the End SARS Protest.
The Governor who was ably represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu appreciated the the outgone Commandant, Comordore Suleiman Abdulahi for partnering Govt in security matters as well as impacting so much in the College within the few months he superintended over the College and wished him well in his future endeavours.
He used the forum to thank the Federal Government for establishing the Nigerian Navy, Finance and Logistics College Owerrinta in the State which has enabled them train Abia children and offered other social responsibilities in the State and assured the incoming Commandant, Navy Captain U M Bugaje that Govt will continue to collaborate with him and the Institute to enable him succeed in his second posting to the State.
In his goodwill message, the College Registrar, Chief Emeka Emelogu commended the outgone Commandant for endearing himself to members of the academic wing, was a very good administrator that presented a listening ear to everyone and prayed God to continue to protect and promote him further in his career.
Earlier in his valedictory speech, the outgone Commandant, Comordore Suleiman Abdulahi thanked the Chief of Naval Staff for finding him worthy to serve expressed joy to have worked with the best calibre of Officials, focused and hardworking students and urged them to remain resolute in their duties and extend the same support to his successor to enable him surpass his achievements.
The highlights of the event includes, reading out of the achievements of the outgone Commandant and as well as change in baton between the outgone and the incoming Commandants of the Nigerian Navy, Finance and Logistics College Owerrinta attracted the presence of top Govt Officials, Heads of Military and Para Military Agencies in the State,Traditional Rulers and other notable personalities.