Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has charged 21 officers of Abia origin who recently graduated from the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School, Onne, Rivers State, to be good ambassadors of the God’s Own State.
The governor who gave the charge when he received some members of the Batch 22 AK of the naval school at the Exco Chamber of Government House, Umuahia, implored them never to be involve in any coup plot to unseat a democratically elected government.
Governor Orji who enjoined the young officers to emulate the foot steps of the country’s present Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika, Gen. Ike Nwachukwu, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (rtd), Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd), late Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi, said their enviable track records should guide them to achieve results in their career.
“I feel highly elated to receive you as we have you as our ambassadors in the navy. I know that not all that started the training programme finished with you. Abia is doing well and we will continue doing well. Hard work is key to success and we are building hopes on solid principles.
“You should count yourself as the best and you are our good ambassadors . Be good ambassadors of Nigeria and respect your seniors. Show this through the doggedness that is our trademark.
“The era of coup is gone. Your primary assignment is to protect all and provide security for our democracy,” he said.
Ocho Emmanuel who led the group, thanked the governor for his good works in the state. He promised that the set of officers would continue to do the state proud wherever they are posted.