Makinde Reiterates Assurance of Cordial Relationship Between Oyo Govt and Nigerian Army

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The Oyo State Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde has reassured of the state’s commitment to ensuring cordial relationships that will promote peace and tranquility in the state are maintained between the government and Nigerian Army.

Governor Makinde gave the assurance while hosting the Acting Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Tuesday.

Addressing his visitors, Governor Makinde commended the professionalism exhibited by the Nigerian Army in ensuring that the last general elections conducted in the state were free and fair.

While congratulating the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff on his elevation, Governor Makinde described the socio-economic problem facing the country as a critical period for the nation’s leaders.

He encouraged the leadership of the Nigerian Army to engage their people and be focused in surmounting the challenges.

Earlier in his remarks the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja described Governor Makinde as a very receptive leader, adding that the purpose of the visit was to officially intimate the Governor on the activities of the 160th anniversary of the Nigerian Army, holding at the 2 Division of Nigerian Army, Ibadan.

Present at the event were the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Otunba Segun Ogunwuyi; Oyo State Head of Service, Mrs. Olubunmi Oni and the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters, CP Sunday Odukoya (retd).Others were Director-General, Operation Burst, Col. James Ajibola Oladipo (retd); and Commandant, Western Nigerian Security Network, Amotekun, Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd).

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