Fashola asks military to fish out ‘bad eggs’
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday asked military authorities to fish out those giving bad names to the institution
Fashola gave the charge when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Kenneth Minimah, visited him at the State House, Marina.
He said, “Nigerian Army has done very well for Nigeria as a body but like every institution, there are bad eggs within the institution. They are in the minority and we must continue to do everything possible to show them up for who they are.”
The governor while acknowledging the efforts of the military in sustaining the country’s democracy noted that the military owes it a duty to refrain from anything that can undermine the nation’s democracy whether in conduct or deed.
“I think that it is important to reinforce the role that military across the world have played in democracy. While society moved on, as we have done, the military owes it an obligation to do everything that is possible to sustain its democracy and to refrain from anything that undermines it whether in the mind of the people or as a matter of fact. In essence, the military must become like Caesar’s wife and avoid suspicion in conduct and in deeds.”
Earlier, Lt. General Minimah said he delayed his familiarization tour for six months as a result of the exigencies of work.
He said: “When I assumed office, the exigencies of operation did not allow me to commence my familiarization tour of the formations. Six months later, I have decided to commence my familiarization tour from the 81 division which covers Lagos and Ogun States.”
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