Major General AS Maikobi(GOC 82 Div) represented by Brigadier General CA Atere his chief of staff at the closing ceremony of the 82 Division Warrant Officers and Senior Non commission Officers extolled the Brigades for conducting training which he said will help enhance and improve the physical fitness, leadership qualities , discipline , efficiency, effectiveness, cooperation and espirit-de-corps that will prepare the warrant officers and senior non commission officers for more challenging tasks and responsibilities especially now that the country is bedevilled with series of security challenges.
Maj General Maikobi used the opportunity to congratulate the winning team and further commended the efforts of the officers and men of the Brigades for their professionalism. In the same vein, the GOC appreciated the support of the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai for his immense material and moral support which contributed in no measure in making the competition a success. He also appreciated the Commanders of the formations that participated in the competition for the timely preparation of their teams. Finally,he commended other security agencies for the synergies and cooperation in ensuring Abia State remains safe and peaceful.
The Special Guest of Honour, Abia State Governor Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu ably represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Sir Ude Oko Chukwu extolled the Division for organising the competition especially by choosing 14 Brigade in Abia State as the host. He used the opportunity to congratulate the winning team and further commended the efforts of the officers and men of the Brigade for the professionalism in ensuring peace and safety of Abians especially at the just concluded 2019 General Elections in Abia State.
In his words, ” I want to conclude by commending the Commander 14 Brigade and his team of. Officers and men for organising this worthwhile competition. I want to also appreciate the General Officer Commanding 82 Division , other Services, the Nigeria Police and Para Military Security Agencies for the synergy and cooperation in order to ensure Abia State remains safe and peaceful”. The Governor asserts.
The highlight of the event includes an Award of Excellence to the Governor of Abia state by the General Officer Commanding 82 Division Enugu.