9 January, 2013
Maj-Gen.Olayinka Oshinowo, the outgoing General Officer Commanding
(GOC), 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu,
on Tuesday called for more support for
the Army to ensure adequate security.
Oshinowo said during his farewell visit to the Acting Governor of the state, that he would be disengaged on Jan. 21, after 34 years of service. He described his experiences in service as worthwhile, adding that he had no
regrets being an officer in the Nigerian
Army. The GOC commended the Enugu
State Government for its support during
“I am here to tell you that I will be
disengaging from the service of the
Nigerian Army after I have served for 34
years, six months and 10 days. “I will be
disengaging effectively Jan. 21. “It has been worthwhile serving in Enugu
because of the support and cooperation
you have given us to ensure adequate
security in the state, especially during the yuletide,” Oshinowo said.
The Acting Governor of Enugu State, Mr
Sunday Onyebuchi, assured the Army of
government’s readiness to strengthen
cooperation and relationship with it. He commended the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for their roles in
maintaining security in the state,adding that it had reduced criminal activities. “I congratulate you on a meritorious
service without hitches. Your stay
marked a period of relationship between the government and the Army in the state.
“I thank the Nigerian Army and other
security agencies for their roles toward
ensuring peace in the state as they
helped to reduce criminal activities,”
Onyebuchi said. The acting governor, however, called for a continued cordial relationship between the government and the Army.