Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend hailed the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Maj.-Gen. Tamunomiebi Dibi, for maintaining peace in the state.
He spoke at a reception held in the general’s honour at the Army Officers’ Mess, Marina, for a successful career in the Army.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, Dr. Ibirunke Shodeinde, Ambode noted the relative peace and security enjoyed in the state under the retired general.
Describing Dibi as a principled, calm and committed officer, the governor stated that the retired general always answered his phone calls despite the time of the day, and always rose to the occasion to ensure security and safety of lives and property.
Dibi, who was pulled out after spending the mandatory 35 years in service, told reporters he had no regrets and no enemies.
He urged military officers to leave a legacy for their subordinates, as well as make positive impacts on the Nigerian Army.
He said: “To my officers, you must be strong and leave some legacies behind to those who are following you.
“Although I am retired, but I am not tired. I pledge to continue to keep the Nigerian flag high. Also, other serving military personnel must continue to be loyal.
“As I am being pulled out today, my thoughts are still with the Nigerian Army and the Infantry in particular.
“I, therefore, urge you all to remain loyal, diligent, motivated and disciplined so as to get the best out of the Nigerian Army.”
At the pulling out ceremony were his successor at 81 Division, Major General Isidore Edet; the Chief Staff Officer (CSO), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Begroy Ibe-Enwo and other senior military officers.