Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has enjoined the Nigerian Air Force to assist other security agencies in the state to combat crime and protect lives and properties.
Dr. Uduaghan who made the call when the Chief of Air Staff, Air-Marshal Mohammed Umar paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba said the request have become necessary in view of the security challenges in the state and country.
He explained that the combined effort of all security agencies would yield more positive result and rid the state of crime and therefore commended the Air-force for establishing a base in Warri.
The governor said the approval of the Air-force Base and stationing of the Air force air-craft at the Asaba lnternational Airport was timely and would make assurance double sure especially in terms facing security challenges both in the air and on land.
He noted that the Nigeria Air-force had deployed its men to the Asaba International Airport for security purposes and promised that his administration would provide the necessary logistics to enable them function adequately.
In his response, the Chief of Air- Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Umar commended governor Uduaghan for accelerating economic development in the state.
Air Marshal Umar praised the governor for giving the state a facelift and particularly singled out the airport which he said would boost economic activities in the state.
He explained that his team was in Delta State to oversee the operations of the newly 61 detachment explainng that the command was upgraded because of the strategic location of the state and the security challenges in the country.