Metro Youth Development

Army Commander in Lagos advises youths to channel efforts toward positive development

During the Pulling Out Parade for retired NAOC senior officers and sanitation exercise in Ojuelegba and its environs on Monday, Maj.-Gen. Adeyemi Alabi, Commander, Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps (NAOC), Lagos, urged the youth to channel their energy toward positive development for a peaceful and greater Nigeria.

“The sanitation exercise is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility to ensure that we give back to society and appreciate our host community for their support over the years.

“The exercise further buttresses the fact that collectively, we can make our nation better and assist our quota to support the federal government, state government and all the civil authorities.

“Therefore, I advise all youths to channel their energy and God-given talents for useful development,” he said.


The commander expressed gratitude to Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), for his inspiring visionary leadership that motivated soldiers and officers in the Nigerian Army to give their all in defending Nigeria.

Alabi also offered his congratulations and best wishes for a happy retirement to the retired senior officers for their great contribution to the country.

The crew that helped with traffic management during the exercise was led by Abeeb Yahaya, Assistant Route Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who praised the Nigerian Army for taking the initiative to maintain the environment clean.

Yahaya persuaded other agencies to follow suit by stating that a healthy atmosphere would aid the community in the fight against sickness.


According to Mr. John Akagboso, a member of the Ojuelegba chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), the Nigerian Army has been performing such admirable acts for years.

He urged them to keep up the good work and assured them that the union would continue to support any initiatives made by the Nigerian Army to protect the environment.

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