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*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
Chief of Army Staff has Commended Governor Makinde for his Welfarism support to the Nigerian Army.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya in his maiden operational visit to the 2 Div Headquarters, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment Ojoo Ibadan immortalized the late Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Attairu Ibrahim.
***COAS flanked Major General Gold Chibuisi during the commissioning of Tiger Mini Estate in Ibadan….
Lieutenant General Yahaya during his visit to the 2 Div Headquarters commissioned an Indoor Badminton Court to immortalize the former COAS late Attairu Ibrahim.
Speaking with journalists on the purpose of his visit, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya said, I’m in 2 Division as act of the operational act,  it is my maiden operational visit since I have assume office as the Chief Of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, it is usual to go round and see the troops on the ground, is not as if we don’t know what they are doing.
It is an ethic to visit the ground and see and interaction with the troops and see first hand of what they’re doing, and speak out to them also, and address issues that we see on the ground, that is what brought me to 2 Division Officer Commanding, it is all about appreciating the soldiers in what they’re doing, urging them to even do more, and also urging them to do their job professionally in tandem with our teaching, training.
Nigerian Army is a well trained professional Army, that has experience and we have been in existence since over 185 years, so we have zeals, we have confidence of doing our activities, and that is what we are emphasizing our troops, like you know that we are also making progress in synergy with other services and other sister security agencies.
What we have just done is presenting a vehicle to the Regimental Sergent Majour (RGM) of the Division, RSM is the father of each unit, is an authority in custom and tradition of all the Army and all the Units, and we are assisting them so that the average Army will aspire to go into the rank be a corporal, Sergeant, a warrant officer RSM of the unit, we are looking at construct an accomodations they don’t exist and where they exist we will have to renovate them, and this I have started with the Division, we are going to the course, to the Brigade, and to the Unit.
COAS during his operational visit at the Headquarters also commissioned the Tiger Mess Estate before proceeded to
the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji Ajeoguguluso 1 in his Popoyemoja.
Lieutenant General Yahaya in company of the General Officer Commanding GOC 2 Div Headqaurters Major General Gold Chibuisi  also paid a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde in his Agodi Secretariat Office, where he commended the Governor of or his Welfarism gesture extended to the Nigerian Army.
Governor Makinde in his address assured the Nigerian Army of the state government supports to ensure the state is safe from all forms of criminality activities.

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