The Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom wike has reiterated the commitment of the Rivers State Government to the partnership with the security agencies in the State to foster the protection of lives and property of persons living in the State.
Speaking during a courtesy call on Friday by the Chief of Defence Staff represented by the Director of Civil/Military Operations, Defense Headquarters Abuja, Commando J A Pinder while on mission Exercise Brain Gain 2 campaign, the Governor acknowledged the improved security in the state because of the joint corporation of the security heads with the Government.
Governor Wike, represented by the secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, said, the Exercise Brain Gain 2 Campaign was also a welcome development to encourage Rivers youths to enroll in the Nigerian Army.
‘Many people do not know how to enroll in the army or aware that the defense college can now be accessed like any university during JAMB registration’ he said.
He encouraged Rivers youths to take advantage of the Brain Gain sensitization campaign as students can now indicate interest in the Nigeria Defence Academy in JAMB registration like they would any other university.
According to Commando Pinder, the Brain Gain Campaign was implemented to attract students of SS3 into the academy and discuss issues on prospects in the military, recruitment process into the armed forces, conditions of service and benefits of a military career. The campaign team will visit three schools – Birabi Memorial Grammer School, Bori, Community Secondary School Eneka and Nyemoni Grammer School, Abonnema- across the State geo-political zone and UNIPORT.
Meanwhile, the State Government has kick-started preparations to host a 2020 Armed Forces Memorial Day.