Enugu govt. pledges assistance to Air Force hospital
April 28, 2006
The Enugu State Government has offered to provide medical, paramedical and other logistic supports to the Nigerian Air Force Medical Centre at the 305 Flying Training School, Enugu.

The state governor, Chimaroke Nnamani, made the promise when he received the new Commander of the Training School, Air Commodore Walter Oguejiofor, who called on him at the Government House, Enugu.

Governor Nnamani told the new Commander that his government would post medical doctors and more nurses, as well as provide drugs and some financial support to the Medical Centre to enable it cope with the number of both military and civilian patients that come for treatment.

The governor traced the long standing good neighbourliness, cooperation and excellent relationship existing between his administration and the Nigerian Air Force since assumption of office and promised to continue to provide the needed enabling environment for the new commander to discharge his duties creditably.

He expressed his deep respect for men and women of the Nigerian Air Force and described the officers as role models and symbols of man’s triumph over the challenges of nature.

Governor Nnamani therefore urged them to redouble their efforts in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities to Nigerians and the nation in the area of security and defense of her territorial integrity and cordial relationship with her neighbours.

Earlier in his speech, the new Air Force Training School Commander, Air Commodore Oguejiofor told the Governor that the visit was to pay his respect to him and to thank him for all the assistance he has given to the Force.

Commodore Oguejiofor specifically commended the governor for his contributions towards the establishment of an Air Force Comprehensive Secondary School in the state, and the assistance received from the State Ministry of Health to the medical center.

He pointed out that the training school in Enugu was the only school of its kind in the entire West Africa, adding that other places where such school was established are Egypt and South Africa.

The Air Force commander assured the governor that the role of the Force to provide internal security and defend the nation would continue to remain uppermost and appealed to him to continue with his government’s assistance to the school and Nigerian Air Force as a whole in the discharge of their duties.


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