The visit of the army officers’ wives from the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, under the aegis of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), to the Ayangbure palace, has further strengthened the relationship between the two institutions.
Mrs Adesua Adebayo, the new Chairperson of NAOWA, 81 Division chapter, led other members of the association on a courtesy visit to His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, on Wednesday, during which she promised to continue the project that is being executed by her predecessor in Ikorodu.
She said that the visit is a routine affair for every new Chairperson of NAOWA as it affords her the opportunity to familiarize with the important stakeholders within 81 Division, while adding that it is important that the Division maintains good relationship with its host community.
Mrs Adebayo also stated that the association is concerned about vulnerable people in the society and usually have programmes to reach out to them.
Oba Shotobi, while welcoming the NAOWA delegation to his palace, also commended the group and 81 Division for maintaining good relationship with the Ayangbure palace and Ikorodu Division as a whole and pledged to sustain the cordial relationship.
While reacting to the new NAOWA Chairperson’s promise to continue with her predecessor’s project for lkorodu, the monarch commended the leadership of the association for ensuring continuity of its programmes.
“I observe that there has been continuity in the programmes of your association. Even though your husbands don’t stay long in a particular post, but from what I have seen, anyone that emerges as Chairperson always continue with programmes of her predecessor.
The monarch also used the opportunity to commend the 174 Battalion, Odongunyan Army Barracks, lkorodu, for always responding to the requests of Ikorodu towards the maintenance of peace and order and expressed optimism in continuation of the cordial relationship between the town and the Barracks.
“174 Battalion has always responded to our calls in any part of Ikorodu. Your men are always with us during festivals and we are looking forward to the continuation of this good relationship.
“I also want to thank you for your quick intervention in one of our communities (Isiu) when one of the residents decided to disturb the peace of the town recently”.
Oba Shotobi, who stated that he has no doubt that the new Commanding Officer in charge of the 174 Battalion will perform like his predecessors, extended invitation to him through the NAOWA Chairperson.
“I have no doubt that the new man incharge will also perform because all his predecessors performed very well.
“Tell him that we have not seen him here but since you are here today with your members which has been the tradition of NAOWA, I know that he too will soon be here to pay homage”, Oba Shotobi said.