2nd February, 2023
Maj.-Gen. Aminu Chinade has taken over as the 37th General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 82 Division of Nigerian Army.
He took over from Maj.-Gen. Umar Musa on Thursday in Enugu.
Chinade, after the taking over, assured South-East residents of peace and safety that with the robust collaboration of other sister security agencies and formations, the South-East would experience peace and security.
According to him, “my job is to be proactive and synergise with other security agencies and formations in the South-East and the Division’s Areas of Responsibility (AOR) to ensure safety, security and peace for all.
“I am glad to join the Division and continue on the successes and good work of the outgoing GOC,” he said.
The new GOC said that although the security situation in the South-East and other parts of the country remained challenging, “We are already surmounting it and forging ahead”.
On the general elections, Chinade said that officers and troops of the Division would remain dedicated, professional and apolitical.
“As concerning the general elections, the Division will be highly professional and apolitical to ensure a fair, credible and transparent elections Nigeria deserves,” he said.
The new GOC also appreciated the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, for his new posting, adding that he would live up to the confidence and trust reposed on him.
He thanked the Almighty God for the grace to take over as well as sought the cooperation of commanders and principal officers in the Division in order for the successes and breakthroughs of the Division to continue.
Earlier, Musa, the outgoing GOC, thanked the COAS for the confidence and trust he reposed in his abilities and for appointing him as the GOC for two divisions of the Nigerian Army – 81 and 82 Divisions.
The outgoing GOC said: “I have worked hard and relentlessly to ensure that I deliver on expectations”.
“The South-East, including the entire country, is faced with security challenges; while the Nigerian Army is already surmounting them,” he said.