Thursday, July 30, 2015

Major General Olukolade forced to resign as FOSSRA Chairman

Olukolade resigns as FOSSRA Chairman
Chris Olukolade

Retiring Director of Defence Information and Chairman of Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA), Major General Chris Olukolade, has handed over leadership of FOSSRA to the Director of Information, Nigeria Navy, Commodore Kabiru Aliyu.A news release issued by the forum after its monthly meeting, held yesterday in Abuja, said Olukolade formally informed his colleagues about his retirement, having reached his retirement age.According to him, he ought to have left the service since November 2014, when he applied for voluntary retirement but was not obliged by the Army Council, which extended his stay in the service on the grounds that it was not proper for him to go at that time.Olukolade thanked members of the forum and their agencies for the support and understanding accorded him while he chaired the forum since its formation in 2013, as he solicited the same measure of support for his successor, while reminding them of the core essence of the forum, which is to deepen the collaboration and understanding among the security and response agencies in information management and communication.In his acceptance remark, new chairman of the forum, Commodore Aliyu, extolled the sterling leadership qualities of the retiring General, which, according to him, was the pillar behind the successes recorded by the forum. Aliyu assured the former Olukolade of his determination to carry on from where he stopped and to even strive to move the forum to another level.

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