Olowu of Kuta, HRM Oba Hammeed Adekunle Makama Oyelude CON, Tegbosun III, has congratulated the Chief of Army Staff, Gen Taoreed Lagbaja for the successful hosting of this year edition of Army Day Celebration NADCEL 2023, the first since he assumed office as COAS.
The monarch in a statement issued by his media office on Thursday, 6 July, 2023 in Kuta, said Gen Lagbaja has acquainted himself credibly going by the support he is receiving from both serving and retired military officers.
According to Olowu, the Ilobu, Osun born Army General needs the support of all and sundry to succeed in the onerous task of fighting insecurity across the country.
Olowu says the military remains the strength and a uniting factor, adding that we must guide it with utmost care to ensure that our cohesion is not threatened.
“Our military is the symbol of our unity and cohesion. We must ensure that we continue to encourage our military to do more in their determination to rid the country of undesirable elements, causing chaos and those who want to make the country ungovernable.
“Many of our gallant soldiers have paid the supreme sacrifice, while others have become incapacitated simply to secure our land. This is the only way to give hope for the family of the bereaved and those fighting the unconventional war that their loved ones will not suffer in case of eventuality. Our military is our pride. Let’s appreciate them,” Olowu said.