New commander, 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, Brigadier-General Kuta Isiyaku on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo in his place.
Isiyaku, who was accompanied by some top officers of the brigade, told the monarch that the visit was part of his obligations as the new commander to pay homage to the royal father of the land.
Among the entourage are officer in charge of the brigade’s military police, Major G. Ogbonna, the brigade spokesman, Captain Ojo Adelegan, officer in charge of Intelligence, Captain A. Umar, the Regiments/Sergeant Major, Master Warrant Officer I .Ogar.
While addressing the monarch, General Isiyaku said he came to serve in the state and promised to ensure that peace reigned in the land as he promised to promote mutual understanding and unity among other security agencies, people of the state, the barracks and the palace.
While presenting a gift to the monarch, Isiyaku said it was the custom of the military to present such a gift to signify their commitment to the land.
Responding, Oba Aladetoyinbo thanked the visitors and appreciated them for their efforts at checkmating the activities of insurgents in the country.
He expressed dismay that some people could rise against their fatherland for no cogent reasons, adding that everything must be done to checkmate their activities, especially now that they are moving to other parts of the country.
He noted that their activities were drawing the economic and infrastructural development of the nation backwards as well as discouraging investors.
He told them that since he became the king, he had been able to curb the excess of thuggery in the land.