The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has charged Osun indigenes, who have just been appointed as Service Chiefs, not to relent in serving their fatherland.
The Governor gave the charge at the State banquet organized in honour of the new Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Ag. Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adeniyi, and former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao (Rtd), held in Osogbo, the State Capital.
He stressed that he was delighted to celebrate the two sons of Osun, who were appointed to lead the Security forces in Nigeria, charging them to collaborate with him to build a new Osun State.
While appreciating President Tinubu for their appointments, the Governor, who charged them to redouble their efforts in serving their fatherland, also encouraged them not to forget their home State.
The State helmsman therefore prayed to God to grant Air Marshal Isiaka Amao (Rtd) the grace to spend the rest of his life in comfort and happiness.
Earlier in his address of welcome, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Teslim Igbalaye noted that Osun is blessed to have the duo at the helm of affairs in the security sector, affirming that their appointments was as a result of the confidence reposed in them by President Tinubu.
In his royal speech, the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who was represented by Oba Adebisi Layade called on the Service Chiefs to assist Osun indigenes in securing enlistment into the Nigeria Army as well as Customs Service.
In their separate words of appreciation, Air Marshall Isiaka Amao (Rtd), Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Taoreed Lagbaja and Ag. Comptroller General, Bashir Adeniyi, who was represented by BM Jibo, said they were elated to receive the honour done to them by the State Governor, promising never to take the opportunity for granted.
The occasion was witnessed by high-profile personalities, including former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola and the State Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi.