Retired Generals Receive Grand Sendoff from Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport

In a ceremony brimming with respect and admiration, the Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport (NACST) has bid a heartfelt farewell to 7 retired Generals on Friday 31 May 2024.

NASST, Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Captain KG Ayuba in a press statement revealed that the event took place at the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport (NASST) in Isiohor Barracks, Benin City, and was a testament to the enduring legacy and contributions of the distinguished senior officers.

The Reviewing Officer of the pulling out ceremony ,Major General Victor Offiong retired , delivered an emotional farewell address, expressing his deep gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja. 

Represented by the Chief of Logistics (Army), Major General Erema Akerejola, and the Commander NACST Major General Adekunle Adebayo Adeyinka. The COAS was commended for orchestrating such a memorable ceremony. 

Major General Offiong also extended his appreciation to notable personalities within the Supply and Transport family, including retired Major Generals R.I. Adoba, A.A. Shuaibu, and A.B.M. Gana, for their presence and support on this special day.

Reflecting on his illustrious career, Major General Offiong shared that each day in service was a journey filled with new challenges and excitement. As he and his colleagues bid farewell to the Corps of proud logisticians, he urged the current leadership to not only sustain the achievements made but to strive to surpass them, regardless of the challenges. 

He praised the COAS's efforts in ensuring the Corps of Supply and Transport performs its statutory roles, fostering professionalism and maintaining high standards. 

Major General Offiong also advocated for the integration of modern technology in logistics support functions and emphasized the importance of developing leadership skills among junior commanders. He assured the NACST family that he and his colleagues would always be available to offer their time, energy, and resources whenever needed.

The Pulling Out Ceremony was marked by a series of significant activities, including tree planting, street naming, and the commissioning of new projects at NASST. 

The day culminated in a Gala Night held in honor of the retired generals. The event was graced by the Executive Governor of Edo State, His Excellency Mr. Godwin Obaseki, represented by Honorable Kingsley Uwagbale, Commissioner for Security and Safety. High-ranking officers, including the Chief of Logistics (Army), CCST, Commandant NASST, past CCSTs, directors from Defence Headquarters, Army Headquarters, and Headquarters NACST, were also in attendance. 

Other notable attendees included Commandants of Nigerian Army institutions, the Vice Chancellor of UNIBEN, members of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association, and commanders of various ST commands and officers from both HQ NACST and NASST.

The ceremony was a fitting tribute to the retired generals, celebrating their years of dedicated service and the indelible mark they have left on the Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport. The attached pictures capture the essence of this memorable event, reflecting the pride and honor bestowed upon these esteemed officers.

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