The Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, HIM Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has called on Nigerians to drum support for the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Major Gen. Faruk Yahaya.
Oluwo expressed concern over the heightened security in the nation, calling on stakeholders and Nigerians by extension to cooperate with Major General Faruk.
He described the new COAS as a gallant officer whose military acumen are certificates to combat banditry and insurgency in Nigeria.
Oluwo stated the support for the Nigerian army is a motivation for the military officers, calling on Nigerians to renew their trust and love in the security details of the country.
A statement by Oluwo through his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, reads “The trust and love for the Nigerian army should be renewed to effectively checkmate security challenge plaguing Nigeria. Nigerians, in manifestation of their patriotism, must drum support for the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya”
“General Faruk is a gallant military man, an expert in insurgence checkmating and a patriot to the core. I’ve strong trust in his ability to deliver and effectively decimate insurgency in Nigeria. Nigerians should encourage him through prayers and necessary backing”
“The security cannot be fought alone by the officers in uniform. They deserve our prayer, backing and support. Let’s unite to flush out bad eggs causing mayhem in the nation. Nigeria is ours. Our unity and support to the Nigerian army are strengths to bring bandits to book”
“I enjoin the Nigerian Senate to speed up his confirmation and full empowerment”
Yahaya, a member of the 37 Regular Course of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), started his cadet training on 27 September 1985 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps on 22 September 1990.
He has held several appointments including Staff, Instructional and Command.
Until he was appointed the COAS, Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya was the Theatre Commander Operation HADIN KAI, responsible for Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency operations in North-East Nigeria.