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Olowu Hails Appointment Of Maj-Gen Farouk Yahaya As New Chief Of Army Staff



Olowu Hails Appointment Of Maj-Gen Farouk Yahaya As New Chief Of Army Staff
…Urges Nigerians To Support Him
How Major General Faruk Yahaya Became Nigeria’s 26th  COAS May 26 On Merit
Olowu of Kuta, Ayedire Local Government, His Royal Majesty Oba Oyelude Makama, Tegbosun 111, has congratulated the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya, on his appointment as Nigeria’s new Chief of Army Staff.
Olowu, in a statement by his media office in Kuta, Osun State, on Thursday, also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the new appointment, adding that the new Army helmsman is a war tested General who is equal to the task.
The monarch, however, urged Nigerians to rally round Major General Yahaya in the onerous task of defeating the insurgency and banditry in the country.
Also, Olowu advised the new army chief to ensure harmonious working relationship with other service chiefs as well as those serving in the various operations across the country.
“I urge Nigerians to rally round Major General Yahaya bearing in mind that we all have our role(s) to play and ensure that we rid our country of undesirable elements within thr shortest time possible,” Olowu stated.
Before his appointment on Thursday as the 22nd COAS, Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya was the Theatre Commander Operation HADIN KAI, responsible for Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency operations in North East Nigeria.
The new COAS is a proud holder of several honours and awards, some of which include, Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star, Distinguished Service Star, Grand Service Star, Passed staff course (Dagger), National DefenceCourse (Chile), Economic Community of West Africa State Monitoring Group Medal, Command Medal, Field Command Medal, General Operations Medal, Silver Jubilee Medal and Golden Jubilee.
Concluding, the respected monarch said he has no doubt the new COAS will succeed “because he has always been a team player and a tested infantry General.”