The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Anthony Bamidele Omozoje, has said the wellbeing and adequate quartering for the Nigerian Army are key to the leadership of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.
Omozoje stated this at the commissioning ceremony of 3 remodeled and renovated Corporal below quarters at Ekehuan Barracks, Benin city, Edo State.
He added that to achieve the vision of the COAS, which is “to have a Nigerian Army that is repositioned to professionally defeat all adversaries in a joint environment, Commanders are to note that repositioning in terms of administration is both key and focal.”
The GOC, however, commended the immediate past Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Usman Bello under whom the renovation of the Corporal below quarters commenced, for exhibiting responsible leadership.
He revealed that that the project was executed without the financial support of the Division; this, therefore, made it more worthy of commendation.
Maj. Gen. Omozoje charged commanders to be “responsive leaders, who are focused, forward looking and empathetic whose leadership will bequeath to subordinates and the system benefits the opportunities of being in position of authority.”
He also urged the incumbent Brigade Commander, Brig Gen Abubakar Sadiq to do more and surpass the achievements of his predecessor.
He acknowledged that 4 Brigade is fortunate to have Commanders who are focused.
He prayed that God would help the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, to take the Nigerian Army to the next higher level, and for Commanders at various levels to improve facilities on the ground for the wellbeing of soldiers’ families across all Barracks and Cantonments.
Ealier, in his welcome address, the Commander, 4 Brigade, Brig Gen Abubakar Sadiq lauded the leadership style of his predecessor, Brig Gen Usman Bello, who placed priority on the welfare of personnel.
He assured that he would follow Brig. Gen. Bello’s good steps with the renovation of more blocks, and address other welfare priorities within the Barracks.