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GOVERNOR SANWO-OLU COMMENDS 9 BRIGADE AS MARKS ITS END OF YEAR WITH WASA 2019 ACTIVITIES

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GOVERNOR SANWO-OLU COMMENDS 9 BRIGADE AS MARKS ITS END OF YEAR WITH WASA 2019 ACTIVITIES

Dedeigbo Ayodeji

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu yesterday commended the 9 Brigade of the Nigerian Army as it marks the end of West African Social Activities in Lagos.

The program which held yesterday at the parade ground of Nigerian Army Barracks in Onigbongbo, Maryland, area of Lagos State Southwest Nigeria, is an age-long tradition inherited from the founding fathers of the Nigerian Army borne out of the need to socialize and celebrate successes recorded within a particular period.

It is an annual event designed to reduce tensions and stress which would enable troops to forge ahead to face the future with renewed vigour. It further provided for enabling environment for the officers and men to wine and dine with their families and immediate communities as well as showcasing the diverse cultural heritage that the Nigerian nation is made of.

9brigade Nigeria Army ,Brigadier General Etsu Musa Awal Ndagi presenting gift items to Commissioner of Police Lagos State ,CP Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu

The Special Guest of Honour, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu at the occasion commended the professionalism and resilience of the troops in sustaining peace and tranquillity in the State. Represented by Commissioner for Special Duties, Engr Tayo Bamigbose-Martins, stated that the State appreciated the efforts of the troops and encourage them to build on their last year’s performance to ensure a successful outing in this year 2020.

Welcoming the audience, the Chief Host, the Commander 9 Brigade, Brigadier General Musa Awwal Etsu-Ndagi said WASA is meant to take officers away from their routine regimental life and make them comfortable in a relaxed mood.

Highlights of the event were performances from different cultural troupes including Ijumu Kabba, Yoruba, Nupe, Igbo, and comedy. Tug of war competition between female soldiers and female corp members as well as Male soldiers of 9 Brigade Garrison and Other Service units of the Headquarters were featured. To boost morale and encourage them for better future performance, 15 Soldiers that have distinguished themselves were given awards for their outstanding performance in the year 2019.

The event climaxed with the beating of the retreat and lighting of the camp fire.

The occasion was graced by the General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Nigerian Army, ably represented by Chief of Staff, Brig Gen Nsikak Edet, Commander NNS Beecroft, Reps of AOC LC, Comdt NAFRC and the Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command as well as other Heads of Sister security agencies/Captain of industries.

Speaking at the event, the , Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu, said, “We started this actually, but it is an opportunity to let down stress in the Job, and its improve our health and equally improve our strength to fight Crime and other.
I really enjoyed myself.” He Concluded.

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