Ex-CDS Applauds Buratai for Establishing Operation Rooms in Army Formations
A former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Ipoola Alani Akinrinade (rtd.) has praised the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, for embracing modern technology and applying his vision to establish Operations Room in all Nigerian Army Formations, across the country.
Akinrinade, gave the commendation while commissioning a state-of-the-art Operations Room at the Headquarters of 2 Division, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, in Ibadan. Speaking at the event, he also lauded the steadfastness of Buratai in embracing the tenets of civil-military relations.
The retired senior officer, stated that the events of recent weeks which went beyond the ENDSARS protest has portrayed the COAS as a rare breed officer, and an exemplary leader who did not betray the trust and confidence of the Commander-in-Chief.
He commended the present Army leadership for its foresightedness in ensuring the subordination of the military to civil authority, noting that Buratai has on many occasions made it clear that the Nigerian Army is a professional army, and that the era of military intervention in political governance was gone for good.
According to Gen. Akinrinade, the last place he saw an operations room so well-equipped was in the United States, as a young Captain several years.
He said he was proud to note that the Nigerian Army he commanded several years ago had gone up several notches from what they used to know in his days. The retired general appealed to the Nigerian Army to continue to be an instrument of national unity for the defence of the country’s democracy and constitution.