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 democracy.
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.