GOC 82 Division visits 14 Brigade, urges officers on professionalism

GOC 82 Division visits 14 Brigade, urges officers on professionalism



By Leonard Okachie
Ohafia (Abia), Aug. 3, 2023 (NAN) The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division Nigerian Army, Maj.- Gen. Hassan Dada, on Thursday paid a maiden visit to the Headquarters, 14 Brigade, Goodluck  Ebele Jonathan Barracks, Ohafia, Abia.
GOC 82 Division, Maj.-Gen. Hassan Dada, inspecting the 14 Brigade guard at Ohafia.


He charged the men and officers of the Army to remain committed and steadfast at all times, saying that the war against insecurity should be fought with high sense of professionalism.
The GOC, who was received on arrival by the Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Nsikak Edet, said that the purpose of his visit was to motivate them to do their work as required.
He said: “You must remain very professional and must be very proactive and supportive to the commanders we have placed above you.
“That is the only way we can combat this madness that is happening in your area.
“We must not allow any form of insecurity to overwhelm us, because you have been trained and equipped to do just that and I believe you can do it.”
L-R…GOC Dada receiving a presentation from the Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Nsikak Edet.


Dada further urged the men and officers to engage with the communities around them, stressing the need to stop economic sabotage in terms of oil theft
He also said that the soldiers should work with other security agencies because they had critical roles to also play in ensuring security in the South-East.
He however, said that the brigade commander had briefed him on the challenges of the brigade and pledged his support based on the resources available.
…GOC in a group photograph with officers and their wives.


He later met with the council of traditional rulers in Ohafia Local Government Area, and called for their collaboration in addressing security challenges in the area.
The GOC decried the amount of killing, impunity and insecurity in the South-East and appealed to the traditional rulers to talk to their children, to restore peace in the zone.
…GOC presenting a souvenir to the Chairman Ohafia Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Eze Igwe Ojike.


In his response, the Chairman, Ohafia Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Eze Igwe Ojike, expressed gratitude to GOC for the visit and for preaching peace.
Ojike also thanked the officers of the brigade for restoring peace in the area and requested for more collaboration with the Army.
…GOC and Brigade Commander with the traditional rulers in Ohafia LGA.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dada assumed office as the GOC 82 Division on July 12.(NAN)