Military critical to peaceful elections, sustenance of democracy: Fay
Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kolapo Olusola
addressing (right) Major Gen. Sannusi Nasir Muazu, GOC 2 Division,
Nigeria Army and others with him during the GOC's visit to the
state…recently. On the left side are the State government official at
the forum among which are the Chief of Staff to the Governor,
The display of professionalism and military discipline by Nigeria
soldiers have been described as one of the factors that ensured the
peaceful conduct of elections and sustenance of the nation's nascent
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Ayodele Fayose, made this remark while
receiving the General Officer commanding (GOC) 2 Mechanized Division
of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Major General Sanusi Muazu who was on a
tour of the commands and formations under his supervision.
The Governor, who received the GOC through his Deputy, Dr. Kolapo
Olusola, said that the military had always demonstrated high sense of
discipline, patriotism and dedication in the sustenance of democratic
governance in Nigeria.
He also lauded the officers and men of the Nigeria armed forces for
their efforts at curtailing the spread of insurgency in some parts of
the North-eastern Nigeria.
Dr. Fayose who eulogized the rank and file of the armed forces for
their efficiency in their constitutional role however appealed to the
GOC to check the excesses of some of the military personnel who had
been unnecessarily molesting innocent members of the public before
such officers smear the image of the military.
Earlier the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Mechanized Division,
Ibadan, Major General Sanusi Muazu had briefed the Governor that he
was in the state as part of his tour to familiarize himself with the
Military formations under his supervision, as he was recently deployed
to the Division.
He said his visit would afford him the opportunity to evaluate the
facilities on ground at all the Military commands and brigades in the
seven states which were in his jurisdiction.
While commending the Governor for the warm reception and good remark,
Major Gen. Muazu said Nigeria military will continue to work for the
sustenance of peace and political stability of the country and will
not deviate from its professional roles of defending the territorial
integrity of Nigeria.
The GOC was accompanied by senior officers of the Division on the visit.
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