The Army leadership has described Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State
as a pillar of support to the institution.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has also described
Imo State as a friendly state to the Nigerian Army.
Buratai made the commendation yesterday when the Army leadership paid a
courtesy call on Governor Uzodimma ahead of the opening ceremony of
Regimental Sergeant Major Convention 2020 holding in Owerri, the Imo
Represented by the Army Chief of Policy and Plan, Lt. Gen. L. O.
Adeosun, Buratai said they were in Government House, Owerri as “mark
of respect” for Governor Uzodimma, and in appreciation of all the
support he has shown to the Army in Imo State.
According to him, under Governor Uzodimma’s watch, Imo is a friendly
State to the Nigerian Army, even as he expressed hope that the
relationship that exists between the Army and Imo State is sustainable.
The host, Major-Gen. Lasisi Adegboye who is General Officer Commanding
82 Division Nigeria Army, Enugu and Major-Gen. U. S. Yakubu, Chief of
Administration, Army in their welcome addresses urged the RSMs to pass
their experiences to the younger ones.
While declaring the event open, the Chief of Army Staff whose address was
read by Lt. Gen. Adeosun said the convention is one of the training
avenues to achieve his mission for the Nigerian Army.
“It is necessary you are adequately trained to play the role of bridge
builder between the army officers and soldiers,” Buratai said, adding
that the need to strengthen regimentation and discipline in the
institution and at the barracks cannot be overemphasized.
Governor Uzodimma in his remarks assured the Army that he will continue
to partner with them for better security of lives and property in Imo
He applauded the Army for the successes the institution has recorded
in the country collaborating with sister agencies, and urged the
leadership to intensify efforts to ensure that normal life returns in
the North East where the people still feel insecure.