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Makinde lifts 671NAF base with N500m for construction - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, pledged to donate the sum of Five Hundred Million Naira(N500m), for the construction of the 671 Air Force Base located in Ajia area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
The governor, who announced the donation while performing the official ground-breaking of Air Force Base, Ajia, Ibadan, commended the Force for contributing positively to stemming the tide of insecurity in the state.

According to him, efforts of the Air Force and other security agencies are noted in fighting against insurgency, banditry, and other security threats in various parts of the country.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa quoted Governor Makinde as saying that the state was eager to see to the completion of the project, adding that the coming of the Air Force to Ajia and the Ibadan Airport will not only enhance security but also positively affect the push for economic expansion.

He said: "I already said earlier that the state government will be supporting the building of the Air Force Base with N500m. It is available and we want to see rapid construction start here. So far, the Oyo State Government has been working collaboratively with the various security agencies in the state.

“When completed, this new base will improve the operational reach of the Nigerian Air Force in Oyo State and enhance crisis response time.

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