The new Acting General Managing Director, Nigerian Army Welfare Limited/Guarantee (NAWL/G), Brigadier General Adeyemi Adetayo, has assumed office. He took over from Major General Austin Okoh who is now the Chief of Logistics, Defence Headquarters. The handing and taking over ceremony took place recently at the NAWL/G conference room.
In his valedictory remarks, the outgoing GMD thanked the officers, soldiers, and civilian staff of NAWL/G for their cooperation, hard work and commitment to duty, urging them to extend same to his successor.
Gen Okoh who described the staff in superlative terms, stated “I am handing over to you the best crop of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army, we have worked professionally as a team and I request that you maintain the standard. I, therefore, wish you God’s guidance and wisdom in discharging your responsibilities in line with the mandate and vision of the Chief of Army Staff”.
In his brief remarks at the event, Gen Adetayo expressed appreciation to his predecessor, officers, soldiers and civilian staff for the successes recorded so far, stating that the phenomenal success would place him on a good starting point. According to him, “I have read through the handing and taking over notes, it is very explicit and I am satisfied that that would place me on a good starting point”.
The new GMD, a member of 37 Regular Combatant Course, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), was until his appointment the immediate past Chief of Accounts and Budget ‘Army’ (CAB ‘A’). He had also served as the Director of Accounts and Finance, Defence Headquarters, Director of Accounts and Finance, NDA, Assistant Director Army Finance and Accounts 81 Division, among other appointments.
The ceremony was witnessed by the Managing Director (MD) of Post Housing Directorate (PHD), Brig Gen KSN Gora, MD Nigerian Army Small Scale Drug Manufacturing Unit (NASMDU), Brig Gen MA Abdullahi, MD Nigerian Army Welfare Insurance Scheme (NAWIS), BA Taiwo, MD Nigerian Army Post Exchange (NAPEX), Brig Gen O Olayiwola and MD Nigerian Army Property Limited (NAPHL), Col GJ Adeniran. The NAWL/G Executive Directors in charge of Operations, NA Housing Scheme,Finance/Administration and Corporate Affairs were also in attendance.