Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Congratulates Major-General Leo Irabor on his Appointment as Chief of Defence Staff

The Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Major-General Leo Irabor on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Governor Okowa said that the sacrifices of the new Defence Chief towards peace and progress of the nation, especially his acknowledged gallantry at assignments, were outstanding.

He thanked President Buhari for appointing an illustrious son of Delta State into the exalted position of Chief of Defence Staff, and said that it was an elevated responsibility given to a deserving officer.

According to him, Major General Irabor, who hails from Agbor in Delta State, has the requisite experience for his new job having served as Theatre Commander “Operation Lafiya Doyle”, Force Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), combating Boko Haram; Chief of Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters and Commander, Training and Doctrine Command of the Nigerian Army, TRADOC.

Governor Okowa urged Major General Irabor to ensure that under his watch, Nigeria would record improvement in military-civil relations,  as well as continue to uphold the territorial integrity of the nation.

He lauded the new CDS for the successes recorded at the many army formations where he served across the country, which according to him, contributed in strengthening the  Nigerian Army’s capacity for its constitutional role.



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