‘We use this exercise as part of the civil-military cooperation to ensure that we give back to the society and to appreciate our host communities for their support to the Nigerian Army over the years’- Major Gen. Adeyemi Morufu Alabi.Adunni Adetola
Maj. Gen. A.M Alabi during the clean-up exercise at Ojuelegba on Monday.
The Commander, Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps, Abalti Barracks, Ojuelegba, Lagos, Major General Adeyemi Morufu Alabi has commended the Chief of Army Staff , Major General Farouk Yahaya for his visionary leadership that has motivated every officer and soldier in the Nigerian Army to be their best towards the defence of Nigeria.
Major General A.M Alabi noted this while addressing the journalists today Monday, 10th of October 2022 at the Civil-Military Cooperation Environmental Sanitation Exercise Ojuelegba (underbridge) as part of the activities to commemorate the reunion of the Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps and the pulling out parade for some retired senior officers who had served meritoriously the nation and had retired gallantly and voluntarily.
He stated that the sanitation exercise was a way of giving back to the society and to appreciate their host community-the Ojuelegba, Surulere and Yaba communities for their support to the Nigerian Army over the years and to also ensure that there was cooperation between the Nigerian Army and their host communities.
Major. Gen. Alabi with some other army officers and sister agency during clean up exercise on Monday.
Furthermore, Major Gen. Alabi said “First and foremost, I want to sincerely thank the Chief of Army Staff for his visionary leadership that has motivated every officer and soldier in the Nigerian Army to be their best towards the defence of our country, Nigeria.
“The essence of this sanitation exercise is to commemorate the reunion of the Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps and the pulling out parade for our retired senior officers who have served meritoriously our nation and have retired gallantly and voluntarily.
“We use this exercise as part of the civil-military cooperation to ensure that we give back to the society and to appreciate our host community-the Ojuelegba, Surulere and Yaba communities on their support to the Nigerian Army over the years and to also ensure that we are in the Army for them and that we will continue to work together as we continue to do our duty.
Soldiers in the clean-up exercise at the Ojuelegba under the bridge on Monday.
“This exercise further buttresses the fact that collectively, we can make our nation better, collectively, we can contribute our quotas to support the Federal government of Nigeria, the state government and all the civil authorities to work together in order to make Nigeria peaceful and very good for each and every one of us.
“So, you can see from this gathering the various security agencies, the stakeholders, you can see the chairmen of the various unions around here and other stakeholders within the community.”
“I want to advise all the youths that they need to channel their energy, their efforts, their resources, the talents that God has given them for useful development.”
LAWMA vehicle on standby to dispose the refuse.
The Public Relations Officer of the Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria, John Akaboso, also commended Major General Alabi, officers and men of the Ordnance Corps for their cooperation.
He said “Since we have been in Ojuelegba, the Nigerian Army has been cooperating with us, we live as brothers, they help us to curb all security challenges in this area and we support them in whatever they want to do. Likewise, they support us. So, I thank the Nigerian Army,”.
Assistant Route Commander and team leader of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Habib Babatunde Yahaya, also commended the men and officers of the Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps for the exercise, he said ” My men were invited to manage the traffic for them and ensure the safety of the officers that were engaged in sanitation exercise”.