Ogun State government has assured the 81 Division, Nigerian Army of its continued support, just as it congratulated the outgoing General Officer Commanding (GOC), Major General Olu Irefin, on his redeployment to Headquarter 6 Division, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, stated this when he received in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the GOC, who was on a farewell visit to him, praying God to grant him wisdom and successful tenure in office.
“Nigerian Army is very dear to us in Ogun and as government, can say, we have received tremendous support and cooperation from men of the 81 division, especially during the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your team has also been helpful in maintaining a secure and safe state”, he said.
Represented by his Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Abiodun said the welfare of officers of the division was paramount to the State government.
The governor said it necessitated the support given to a group called Alamala Widows, as well as distribution of palliatives to Officers in the Division, to ease the effect of lockdown on them.
Earlier in his remark, Major General Irefin thanked the State Government and the people of the State for their support, particularly, the rehabilitation of Army Day School, Alamala and the Alamala road construction, among others.