PEACE: Onyeme Calls For Cooperation Between Security Agencies And Civilians

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Sir Monday Onyeme

By Jonathan Afesuku

 

DELTA State Deputy Governor, Sir Monday Onyeme, has called for cooperation between security agencies and civilians to ensure a peaceful society.

The Deputy Governor observed that one of the cardinal aspects of the M.O.R.E. agenda of the Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori’s administration is peace and security, noting that with good understanding between security agencies and the public, peace that will ensure a conducive environment for progressive activities to take place would be ensured.

Sir Onyeme spoke on Thursday when honorary members of 63 Brigade Officers’ Mess, led by its Chairman, Chief Ikechukwu Victor, paid him a courtesy visit at his office, Government House, Asaba.

“As civilians, we should not be afraid to relate with security operatives; soldiers are humans like you and I; they laugh and also cry; most of the senior officers are even more compassionate, more gentle than us

“There should be a good connection between the men in uniform and the civilians, especially in the area of sharing ideas and information that will make our state and country more peaceful,” the Deputy Governor said.

He particularly thanked members of the Officers’ Mess for serving as a bridge between the military and civilians.

The Deputy Governor said, “as honorary members of the officers’ mess, you perform a lot of roles; though, some people say that you are soldiers without uniform, but the fact is that you do more than that, you are a bridge between the soldiers and the civilians, or the general public that they are protecting.

“The more people you have in the association, the more you are able to bridge the information gap between the men in uniform and the civilians.”

He commended the honorary members of 63 Brigade Officers’ Mess for identifying with him on his successful assumption of office as Deputy Governor and challenged them to be actively involved in building a state that they will be proud of.

Earlier, Chief Ikechukwu Victor, while congratulating Sir Onyeme for his election and successful assumption of duty as Deputy Governor of Delta State, assured him of the continuous support of the group and Deltans for the Rt. Hon. Oborevwori’s administration to succeed.

The Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Sir Christopher Osakwe, was among those who witnessed the visit.