Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the Kwara State Governor, on Wednesday expressed regret that the MoU on the aviation college, Ilorin signed before he took over power, between the Nigerian Navy and the previous government in the state was abused.
He, however, assured that the present administration was ready to right the wrongs and prevent a reoccurrence while various corrective measures had already been taken on the violations in the MoU between the Nigerian Navy and the aviation college.
Receiving the Officer Commanding of the Naval Training Command, Rear Admiral Kamaldeen Adefemi Lawal, on a visit to Government House, Ilorin, on Wednesday, governor Abdulrazaq, said ”the abuse does not affect the Navy alone but also the Airforce.
“We have since re-engaged with the airforce. Unfortunately, we have not succeeded with the Navy yet. We look forward to a new engagement,” he stated.
Governor Abdulrazaq, said as part of the ongoing reform, the state government had since been supporting the aviation college to deliver on its mandate, including bringing onboard new management and a regime of accountability.
He assured all the security agencies in the state of continued government support and commended the Nigerian Navy for its commitment to the security of lives and property, especially in the Offa/Oyun axis of the state.
Rear Admiral Lawal, explained that he was in Kwara as part of his nationwide tour of naval training establishments.
He commended the state government for its support for the institution, saying “The Navy, is committed to the pursuit of peace and security of Nigeria’s territorial waters across the country.
“It is for this reason that we are involved in several internal security operations within our host states and other parts of the nation,” he added.