Okorocha receives new Brigade Commander, charges him on patriotism


Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo  said on Wednesday  government would partner the military for effective security in the state.

Okorocha made the assertion when he received the new Commander, 34 Field Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Brig. Gen. Hamza Bature.

The governor  admonished him to equally work with passion to succeed.

He said that he perceived a connection between him and the army chief which was a passion to strive to succeed and added that people of the state were very paramount to him.

“The contact I have with anyone that comes to serve here is the people of Imo state and that is the spirit with which I speak.

“I always maintain that my people come first before anything else; the people remain the pivot upon which the rescue mission agenda rotates.

“My principle word as a governor is what can I do to effect positive change in the lives of my people,” he said.

Okorocha said he had hunger for success and that in spite of the huge development his administration had effected, he was still not yet satisfied.

“Because I have not got the Imo state of my dream; I am not working with the mindset of  this being a government job.

”I take it as a personal business held in trust for the people which must succeed,” he said.

Responding, Bature said the visit was to officially present himself to the governor as the new commander and also to solicit government`s support in ensuring security in the state.

“Our operation is guarded by the constitution and the trust of our operation has been captured in the vision of the Chief of Army Staff, encapsulated to have a professionally positive army discharging its constitutional roles,” he said.

Bature pledged his  support to the government and people of Imo towards securing a peaceful and crime-free state.