INSURGENCY: BRIGADE COMMANDER WANTS HADIZA BALA USMAN TO VISIT DEAD SOLDIERS' WIDOWS
L-R: Capt. H.L. Bogocho; Major A.L. Idowu; NPA General Manager Public Affairs, Chief M.K. Ajayi; Commandant 9th Brigade Ikeja Cantonment, Brig. Gen. S. Mohammed; Rep. Managing Director NPA, Dr. Sokonte Davies; Major M.T. Nasiru and NPA General Manager Marine & Operations, Joshua Asanga during a courtesy call on NPA MD in Lagos today.
The Commandant, 9th Infantry Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brigadier Sani Mohammed has appealed to the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mrs. Hadza Bala Usman to visit the widows of the of the soldiers of the Brigade who lost their lives in the on-going Nigerian military’s counter insurgency campaign in the North Eastern part of the country.
He said the need for the visit is to see how she can use her advocacy work to better the lots of the widows whom their breadwinners died fighting to conquer the insurgents who are the biggest threat to Nigeria’s security in recent times.
“Considering all she did with the #BringBackOurGirls (www.bringbackourgirls.n
g) campaign, we would want her to come and see our widows and employ her advocacy initiative to better their lots.”
Brig Mohammed said this on Friday when he paid a courtesy call to the NPA Managing Director at the organisation’s corporate headquarters in Lagos.
“I know MD when she was fighting for the abducted Chibok girls. Considering all she did with the #BringBackOurGirls, we want her to come and see our widows,” he said.
He disclosed that the Brigade aside having taken part all Nigeria’s military campaigns at home and abroad, is also part of the security apparatus in Lagos tagged; ‘Operation Mensa’. He added that the Brigade is extending its hand of fellowship and relationship to the ports authority with the view to exploring ways it can add value to the security of the Nigerian port industry.
| L-R: Representative of Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority, Dr. Sokonte Davies presenting a plaque to the Commandant 9th Brigade Ikeja Cantonment, Brigadier General S. Mohammed who paid a courtesy visit to the MD at the NPA headquarters in Marina today.
Responding, the NPA Managing Director who was represented at the event by the Executive Director Marine and Operations (M & O), Dr Sokonte H. Davies, noted that the advocacy works of Ms Bala Usman, was a passion which she inherited from her parents, being the daughter of a well known radical rights crusader, late Dr Bala Usman.
“The MD’s advocacy works were not what she just learned but what she saw her father doing, so it is in her. I believe that she will really find time to visit the widows of the soldiers who lost their lives in the counter-insurgency campaign,
Chief Michael Ajayi
GM Public Affairs