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Delta Governor, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori (left), presenting the copy of C of O to a 66.6 hectares of land donated to the Nigerian Airforce at Osubi, Delta State to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Hasan Abubakar during a courtesy call on the Governor at Government House, Asaba on Wednesday.
Delta Governor, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori (left), presenting the copy of C of O to a 66.6 hectares of land donated to the Nigerian Airforce at Osubi, Delta State to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Hasan Abubakar during a courtesy call on the Governor at Government House, Asaba on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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Barrack: Oborevwori Presents Certificate of Occupancy to Nigerian Air Force for 66.6 Hectares of Land


Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has handed over the Certificate of Occupancy of 66.6 hectares of land to the Nigerian Air Force for the establishment of a barrack in Osubi, Okpe local government area.

Oborevwori who made the presentation when he received a delegation of the Nigerian Air Force led by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, said “the gesture is in line with our M.O.R.E agenda; to enhance peace and security in the state because that’s the only way we can get development”.

While welcoming the Air Force Chief to Delta State, Governor Oborevwori said: “to collaborate with the Nigerian Air Force, we have provided 66.6 hectares of land in Osubi, and the C of O was issued in January this year.

“We are all aware that it was initially granted by the previous administration but there was no C of O. It was supposed to be an operational base at that time. We know the project is still there; we will also assist in the construction of roads that will lead to the 66.6 hectares of land.

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“The gesture is in line with our M.O.R.E agenda; to enhance peace and security in the state because that’s the only way we can get development. I want to tell you here that but for the sad Okuama 17 very sad incident, we were already enjoying peace in Delta State.

“We condemn the unfortunate incident in totality and we know that the Okuama 17 will not go in vain. We are also doing our best; we have already set up an IDP camp for the innocent citizens.

“I want to assure you that, regarding your request for land for your housing scheme, we will make sure that you get the land as soon as possible. Now that you have the spirit to build a housing scheme for your personnel, we have to get the land ready immediately.

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“Again, we assure you that we will continue to partner the Nigerian Air Force and other security agencies in Delta State in order to continue to enjoy peace because that’s the only way sustainable development can be achieved in this state.”

Delta Governor,  Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori (middle), Secretary to Government,(SSG ), Dr Kingsley Emu (5th left), Attorney General, and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Ekemejiro Ohwovoriole (4th right), and other government officials with the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Hasan Abubakar (7th right) when he (Abubakar) led top officers of the Airforce on a courtesy visit to the Governor at Government House, Asaba

Delta Governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori (middle), Secretary to Government,(SSG ), Dr Kingsley Emu (5th left), Attorney General, and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Ekemejiro Ohwovoriole (4th right), and other government officials with the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Hasan Abubakar (7th right) when he (Abubakar) led top officers of the Airforce on a courtesy visit to the Governor at Government House, Asaba

Earlier, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Bala Abubakar, commended Governor Sheriff Oborevwori for the support the Delta State Government has provided to the Air Force over the years and also on the robust execution of his M.O.R.E agenda in the state.

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Abubakar who said he was in the state to oversight the operational responsibilities of the Air Force in Warri, said he could not but thank Governor Oborevwori for all the support and cooperation the Air Force had received from Delta State Government over the years.

Air Marshal Abubakar congratulated the Governor on his one year anniversary in office and for the implementation of his administration’s MORE Agenda as a beacon of hope and also a catalyst for the transformation of Delta State.

The Nigerian Air Force Chief also thanked the Governor for the presentation of Certificate of Occupancy, C of O for a parcel of land measuring 66.6 hectares for the Air Force barrack at Osubi in Okpe Local Government Area of the state and said the gift the Air Force will fully enable it entrench itself in the state.

He further appealed for more land for the building of the Nigerian Air Force housing scheme post-service officers in the state.


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