The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Godwin Umelo has charged officers and soldiers of the Division to uphold total discipline.

The GOC gave the charge during his maiden familiarisation visits to units and formations under the command. He said the visit would afford him the opportunity to determine the state of readiness of units and formations as well as to physically see how troops are fairing in order to bring improvement within available resources.

He further assured the troops that the Chief of Army Staff will continue to improve on efforts that will make the troops function optimally. He said the army authority is very much aware of the accommodation challenges being faced by the troops and that very soon they will smile.

The GOC however warned the troops to stay out of illegal duties or anything that would negate the vision of the COAS which is to have professional and responsive Army in the discharge of its constitutional roles.

In similar vein, the GOC paid courtesy call on the Seme Border Acting Area Comptroller of Customs, CD Wada and the Comptroller of Immigration Seme Border Command, BO Zipamor. He commended the cordial relationship and synergy offered by the sister services to the military and informed them that his office is opened for any assistance from the Army.

Maj General Umelo also paid homage to His Royal Majesty, the De Wheno Aholu Manu Toyi 1, the Akran of Badagry Kingdom whom he thanked for his fatherly efforts at ensuring harmonious relationship between the military and his subjects. He further wished him long life and prosperity.

The GOC assumed command on 22 July 2020 and as custom in the military, he needs to visit formations and units to see things physically in order to improve on the state of readiness of units and formations under command.

-Dedeigbo Ayodeji

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