Send-off party of Lt Col. Benedict C.Eze at Fox officers mess 174 Battalion Nigeria Army Odogunyan Ikorodu.Adunni Adetola
The send-off ceremony of Lt Col Benedict Chiwuba Eze took place at the Fox Officers mess 174 Battalion Nigeria Army Odogunyan Ikorodu on Sunday 30th of December 2018.
The ceremony commenced at about 2000hrs. It attracted very senior Officers both serving and retired, Rtd Col.& Mrs shodeinde, Rtd Major & Mrs Jimmy Gbafade, Lt. Col.& Mrs S.O Fagbemi of Brigade headquarter.
Other important dignitaries include the Ass. Corps Commander and unit Commander Ikorodu Mr& Mrs Babatope Agbaje. The CEO/ MD.The sheriff Royal hotel Mr& Mrs Agbo Audu. Also include high chief Jacobson Akpa a close friend of COL. Eze. The executive chairman of Ijede LCDA Comrade Salisu Fatiu Jimoh. The DPO ogijo police station SP Tijani Muhammad was not left out.
The send forth ceremony for the outgoing commanding officer Lt Col Benedict Chiwuba Eze was anchored by the oldest honorary member of the senior Officers mess and a retiree from voice of Nigeria Chief Ibe Onyike.
Also the civilian president of the senior Officers mess, Otunba Fatai Adegbuyi in his welcome speech prayed for the commanding officer. The honorary members presented their commanding officer and patron a giant generator.
Other gifts presentation picture below
The commanding officer in his response, introduced his successor Lt Col.Gwaani and thanked the honorary members for their time money spent above all their cooperation and their unflinching support. He employed them to extend such hand of love friendship support to the new commanding officer.
Lt Col Eze in his farewell speech ” I was able to able to curtail nefarious activities especially Badoo cultist group that gave people sleepless nights with the support of Officers in the unit, host of community and well meaning individuals in Ikorodu who provided real time intelligence equip assisted in so many operations, also achieved about 99% degradation of kidnappings bank robbery and oil bunkering as an heavy blow .”
He urged his successor to subjugate any challenges especially at the prime election. According to Lt. Col. he had conducted WASA three times and served under many Brigades Commanders.
Also in an interview with Comrade Salisu fatiu Jimoh he described that he outgoing commanding officer as an accessible, humble never compromised Officer, he will never intimidate anyone, he is close to the people both the traditional and political class. He also said Lt col. Eze assisted the division including Ijede in the issue of cultism has worked hand in hand with other security agencies to bring peace to Ikorodu as he adopted participating leadership style and involvement. He advised the new incoming commanding officer to emulate his leadership style.
In an interview with the road safety Commander, Agbaje also described the Lt Col. Eze as hardworking gallant Officer he is security conscious, he has shown commitment, dedication to his work and has worked in harmony with other security agencies. ” I never thought his posting will come so sudden. We will miss him .”
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