Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has commended the Nigerian Army, NA, for its role in restoring peace to the southeastern region of the country.
The commendations were conveyed today by the President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador George Obiozo, in Enugu, when he hosted the General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, who paid him a courtesy visit.
Ambassador Obiozo, who expressed his delight for the visit said “without peace nations cannot progress and without the Armed Forces we will have more problems. They are the pillars of Nigeria’s unity.”
He described the Nigerian Army as being among “the best in Africa”, and called on troops to continue to do their best to ensure peace and security nationwide.
Responding, the General Officer Commanding affirmed the role of Ohanaeze Ndigbo as a key stake holder in managing the affairs within the Division’s core Area of Responsibility.
He said the “Nigerian Army is an instrument of the state to safeguard peace, security and to ensure economic activities” hence the need to partner all stakeholders to achieve its mandate.
General Lagbaja further commended the leadership of the group for their recent pronouncement against the threat of using force in enforcing secessionists’ planned weekly sit-at-home order, while assuring the entire residents of the region of security. He also warned troublemakers against any breach of security, and extended the hand of cooperation of the Division to the group in areas of security in the region.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo is a socio-cultural organisation designed to provide a platform where Ndigbo, within and outside Nigeria come together for the purpose of nurturing better understanding and harmonious relations amongst themselves and with other ethnic groups in Nigeria and beyond.