The governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has requested for the establishment of an Air Force Secondary School in the state.
He said that the establishment of such a school would give the state a sense of belonging like other states where such institutions exist.
The governor made the request when he received senior officers of Air Force Ground Training Command, Enugu at Government House, Owerri.
The officers were led during the visit by the Air Officer Commanding the institution, Air Vice Marshal Frank Oparah.
The governor acknowledged the critical role played by the Nigerian Air Force at the peak of insecurity in Nigeria and Imo State in particular in stemming the tide of insurgency and banditry.
He pledged the support of the state government to the Air Force and emphasized the need for the institution’s presence in Imo State.
He assured that, “Imo State is prepared to receive more of your projects”, pledging that “there is enough land for such establishments as they will assist in the protection of lives and property”.
Uzodimma also called on the Air Force authorities to urgently equip their already existing Medical Centre in Imo State so that both their personnel and the people of Imo State will have access to such health facility.
He reminded them of how highly Imo State government regards Nigerian security agencies, noting that his government depends on the partnership she has with them for the security of lives and property of her citizenry.
He therefore asked them to always feel free to knock at the doors of his administration for assistance as Imo State is already a willing partner in their assignment.
Earlier, Air Vice Marshal Oparah said they came to thank Governor Uzodimma for his support and encouragement to the Air Force.
Oparah commended the zeal of the governor in stemming the tide of insurgency and banditry that has bedeviled Imo State in recent time.
He reassured the governor of the readiness of the Air Force to always come to the assistance of Imo State government when called upon.