Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has said that the competence, vision and zeal of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) – Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya will lead to the end of insecurity in Nigeria.
Governor Obaseki made this assertion in his office while recieving the COAS during a courtesy call on the Governor on Tuesay 24 August 2021.
Gov Obaseki added that the operational expedience with which the Army, under the leadership of the COAS is taking on the insurgents, militants and violent separatists through joint efforts is an indication that peace and tranquility in Nigeria is not afar off.
The Governor further expressed appreciation to the Nigerian Army for contributing immensely to the sustenance of peace in Edo State.
He lauded the Army for the support given to sister security services and other security agencies to curb cultism, criminality and communal clashes within the state and pledged to continue to support the Army.
The COAS, who is on a working tour to 4 Brigage, Nigerian Army, expressed gratitude to the government and good people of Edo state for the support accorded the Nigerian Army, especially the construction of accomodation blocks at the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Benin.
He affirmed that the Nigerian Army will always respond when called upon; as it is one of her constitutional roles to aid civil authority, when called upon to do so.
The Army Chief while addressing officers and Soldiers of 4 Brigade Headquarters in Benin, reiterated his commitment to rewarding hardwork and discipline among officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army.
He stressed that with hardwork and discipline professionalism is attainable, adding that this will culminate in recognition and reward.
The COAS further encouraged junior commanders to be up and doing in the discharge of their duties; as this will spur them to greater height in their military career.
Earlier, he paid a courtesy call on His Royal Majesty, Omo N’oba N’edo Uku Akpolopolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin Kingdom.
In his remarks, the Oba condoled the Chief of Army Staff on the demise of the former Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in an unfortunate air crash with 10 other personnel.
He prayed that the operational successes being recorded by the military and security agencies in recent time, will bring about lasting peace in the country.
The Chief of Army Staff also paid a working visit to the Military Hospital, Benin, where he empathized with officers and soldiers who were wounded in action.
He offered them his assurance of adequate medical care under his leadership.
The climax of COAS familiarisation tour of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army was the presentation of souvenirs and signing of visitor’s book.