Gov Otti Reaffirms Security As Top Priority, Applauds “Operation Crush” Success


Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has underscored security as a top priority of his administration, and emphasized its pivotal role in ensuring the success of government initiatives.


The Governor stated this during a meeting with the Flag Officer Commanding, Naval Training Command, Lagos, Rear Admiral Ignatius Albara who was in the state on a familiarization tour of the Nigeria Navy College of Accounting and Finance, Owerrinta.

He lauded the success of “Operation Crush”, an inter-agency operation dedicated to maximizing security and expressed joy that the operation has been successful.



“In the last 10 months, we’ve been able, collectively, the police the army , DSS. civil defense, NDLEA we are all working together to ensure that this place is crime free .


“We set up an inter agency operation called “Operation Crush” and we have men drawn from different security agencies who are dedicated 24/7 to ensure maximum security”.


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“We’ve been working in close partnership with the college and Eyitayo (O.E Eyitayo, Commandant, Nigeria Navy College of Accounting and Finance) is part of our government, virtually everything we do in terms of security, he is involved.

“I want to really appreciate your visit . Here we take security very seriously. Infact, it is the number one item on our agenda. Simply because all the initiatives we have will come to naught if security fails”, Governor Otti reiterated..


The Governor who used the opportunity to appeal for additional personnel support from the Flag Officer to further enhance security measures in the state, expressed gratitude for the partnership with Nigeria Navy College of Accounting and Finance and acknowledged the support of the state Commandant.

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Speaking earlier, the Flag Officer Commanding , Naval Training Command, Rear Admiral Ignatius Albara said he was in the state for familiarization tour to the Nigerian
Navy College of Accounting and Finance, Owerrinta having assumed duties a few weeks ago.

“It is customary that when one takes over office, you familiarize yourself with what is happening at the professional schools and to evaluate and see the challenges they have.


“It is on that note that we are here today to visit the college of finance. We thought it necessary , since the college is here in Abia under you”, he explained.


He commended the Governor for his giant strides in the state and the numerous support given to the college to make their work easy.

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Also speaking, the Commandant, Nigeria Navy College of Accounting and Finance, O.E. Eyitayo appreciated the Governor’s support in facilitating their work alongside the combined security team.