Published On: Wed, May 31st, 2017

Osinbajo Visits Calabar: Boroh calls for synergy in security operations, sues for public support for Niger Delta Development

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Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd) has called for unity and mutual respect among security agencies in the country during the course of discharging their duties. He was reacting to a recent face-off between officers of the Nigeria Police and the Naval Command in Calabar, Cross River State.

Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd) Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme

Gen Boroh who is in Calabar ahead of a state visit by Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral James Oladapo Oluwole.  He stressed that tension are bound to arise sometimes among officers of the law but they have a duty to exercise restraint, decorum and to manage any situation likely to lead to break down of law and order.

He called for continued cooperation and synergy between security agencies and tasked them to maintain the highest level of discipline. He used the opportunity to intimate the Naval Command on some expectations during the visit of the Acting President as well as current efforts by the Presidential Amnesty Programme to promote peace and stability in the Niger Delta region.  He said the Acting President’s visit will among others emphasize the engagement of ex-Agitators in skills development and veritable vocations.

Gen. Boroh also spoke of government’s plan to engage some of the youths in the Oil business as well as Assets supervision and surveillance. He also explained that arrangement are ongoing to ensure that some of the youths are engage in the planned Modular Refineries to be licenced by the Federal government.

The Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral James Oladapo Oluwole gave an assurance that the situation involving the Navy and Police has been put under control with no civilian casualty. He confirmed that normalcy has been restored but that investigations are on-going to determine what triggered the regrettable incident.

The S.A. to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Brigadier General Paul Boroh later met with Cross-River State Governor Senator Ben Ayade at one of the project sites slated for commissioning by the Acting President.

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