Nigerian Army GOC Organises A Luncheon In Honour Of Outgoing Commander
Brig Gen GB Audu assumes command
The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu has organised a farewell luncheon in honour of the Outgoing Commander, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, Colonel Adamu Garba Laka, who is proceeding on strategic course to the National Defence University, Pakistan. This is just as the Incoming Commander; Brigadier General Garba Busala Audu takes over as the new Brigade Commander.
The GOC while bidding Colonel Laka farewell, commended him for his bravery, dedication, commitment to work and professionalism. He expressed satisfaction with his conduct and operational efficiency in combating menace of Boko Haram terrorists with remarkable success within his Area of Responsibility. He wished Colonel Laka the best in his course and future endeavours.
Brigadier General Ezugwu also enjoined officers of the Division not to rest on their oars since the battle against terrorism and insurgency is not yet over. He demanded their best towards ensuring that the promise made by the Division to the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai to deliver a deep punch and finally wipe out all remnants of Boko Haram terrorists is achieved.
He thereafter welcomed the new Commander, 21 Brigade, Brigadier General Garba Audu, to 7 Division in particular and Operation LAFIYA DOLE in general. He expressed optimism that the new Brigade Commander would excel in the discharge of his duties given his antecedence as a veteran in ECOMOG, Liberia. He however advised him to always be closer to his troops and be an exemplary leader.
Responding, Colonel Adamu Laka thanked the GOC for the honour, support and encouragement which assisted the Brigade in accomplishing all assigned tasks with great success. He wished the Division more success in the fight against insurgency.
The new Commander, Brigadier General Garba Busala Audu is a member of 37th Regular Course of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Amour Corps. Until his appointment, he was Deputy Director, Safety at the Department of Standard and Evaluation, Defence Headquarters Abuja.
The Luncheon was attended by Commanders and Principal Staff Officers of 7 Division Nigerian Army.
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