The Alakeand Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has enjoined the Officers and men of the 35 Artillery Brigade Corps for sustaining the excellent relationships between them and the Egbas as well as other Ogun State citizens and residents in Abeokuta.
The Alake, who gave the advice, speaking through the Aare Baaroyin of Egbaland, said that Egbaland had been having an uninterrupted tradition of being a best host of the Nigerian Military through mutual Defence Cooperation with the British Colonial masters.
He added that understanding and cooperation continued after Nigeria became Independent I 1960, adding that the cooperation from the days of the Independent Egba Nation, still subsist through the proverbial Egba’s mien of a best host and friendship to date to visitors a d residents.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo disclosed that Abeokuta had served as training and recruitment Centre for the Nigerian Army during the Second World War and the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970.
The Egba Paramount Ruler therefore reassured the Officers and men of the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala. Abeokuta of his and other Egbas cooperation and friendship, urging the Corps to also reciprocate by sustaining and protecting the very good relationships between the Military and civilians that had existed for more than a century.
The Alake also commended the Brigade Commander of the Corps, Brigadier General AA Adekoya, and his officers and men, for keeping the flag flying as his predecessors as well as adding more values.
In his welcome address, Commander 35 Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery, Alamala, Abeokuta, Brigadier General Adekoya said that the Corps was today carring out Medical Outreach to the indigenes and residents of Ijaye Titun and environs, as part of its peace time professional activities through the
35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Medical Reaches To Ijaye Titun And Environs as it celebrates its Annual Nigerian Army Day 2021.
The Brigade Commander of the Corps, Brigadier General, Adewale Adekoya, said that the Nigerian Army was a professional and committed defence force, that was always resilient and useful during war and peace times.
Brigadier Adekoya explained that as an active member of the Nigerian Army, the 35 Artillery Brigadier had been paying its peace time dues to its immediate neighbours, by bringing Medical services to their doorsteps.
The Brigadier General Adekoya specially appreciated the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo and Onijaye of Ijaye Titun, Oba Nojeem Otunba, for their support.
He noted that neither the people of the Ijaye Titun, Alamala Area, nor Egbaland nor Ogun State, had ever had any dispute whatsoever with the 35 Artillery Brigade since 1978 the Outreach of Friendship and Medical Services commences.
He therefore called for more synergy and cooperation between the Nigerian Army and civilians.
As part of their Annual Outreach Programme, the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, gave out food and household materials to the Stella Obasanjo Orphanage. GRA, Ibara, Abeokuta.
They also extended relief materials to widows in Alamala, Ijaye Titun, Olorunda and other areas in the area.
Present at the occasion were an Egba Traditional Ruler, the of Ijaye Titun, Oba Nofiu Otunba and his Olori, the 35 Artillery Brigade Medical Team and many locals from the stretches between Lafenwa and Olorunda near Ayetoro Yewa.