The Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu had today play host to the General officer commanding, 81 Division of the Nigeria Army, Major General Godwin Umelo in state house.
The New General officer commanding (GOC) who is on a courtesy visit was said to have been received by Mr Governor, Babajide sanwo-olu as he commended the role of the Nigeria Army in the security of lives and properties in the state.
A statement from the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile quoted the governor as saying “Lagos is a peculiar state with a working needs
We are working with the Nigeria Army, Nigeria Navy, Nigeria Airforce and the Nigeria police and other security agencies to continue to ensure that Lagos is safe and secure for investor, visitors and residents of the state.
The statement read in parts; ‘that work is tough but we want to promise you that we will cooperate with you and support you like we supported your predecessor for you to be successful in your life assignment as General officer commanding, 81 Division of the Nigeria Army.
He said Mr Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu also commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai for the work he is doing in terms of addressing security challenges in the country.
“Sanwo-Olu, while commending the immediate past general officer commanding 81 Division of the Nigeria Army, Major General Johnson Olu-irefin, describes him as a worthy ambassador of the Nigeria Army who did his best during his assignment in Lagos”.
“The governor who commended major General irefin’s role in the Lagos state security council said the former general officer commanding during his tenure proved to be a true officer and gentleman, adding that he was responsive to issues of security in the state”.
Responding, the new General officer commanding, major general Umelo promised more support to aid the security of lives and properties of Lagos inhabitants noting that Lagos state and Nigeria Army are partners in progress.
The cps said the General officer commanding, major General Umelo commended the governor for his assistance to the military in the state
General Umelo said the courtesy visit was necessary for him to be able to introduce and familiarize himself with Governor Sanwo-olu
Umelo took over from irefin who was deployed to 6 division, Nigeria Army in portharcourt as the general officer commanding