Fani-Kayode complains about the removal of Army Commander, Adeniyi for asking for better arms, welfare
The Nigerian Army has reportedly sacked the Commander of Operation Lafia Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi.
Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation alleged that Adeniyi was sacked for complaining about the condition of troops in the Northeast.
A video had a few days ago emerged of Adeniyi complaining about the welfare of troops fighting Boko Haram in the Northeast.
But, Fani-Kayode alleged that the Major General was relieved of his duty after he made the video.
In a post on his Facebook page, the former Aviation Minister claimed that Adeniyi was immediately replaced with the GOC of the 1st Mechanized Division.
He wondered why Nigeria always rewarded her brightest and best with ingratitude, evil and humiliation.
The former Minister described Adeniyi as a true and quintessential patriot, who is worthy of commendation.
Fani-Kayode wrote: “Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, the gallant and courageous commander who led our troops in Operation Lafia Dole and who won the hearts and minds of millions of Nigerians when he appeared in a video that went viral two days ago complaining about the conditions that his troops were facing on the war front with Boko Haram and asking for better arms, equipment and welfare for them, was relieved of his appointment yesterday.
“The GOC of the 1st Mechanized Division was directed to take over his position.
“What a pity and what a waste! Why does Nigeria always have to reward her brightest and best with ingratitude, evil and humiliation?
“I wish Major General Adeniyi well for the rest of his career in the military and I want him to know that we are proud of him, his commitment to the war against Boko Haram and the obvious care, love and compassion that he has for his troops. The man is a true and quintessential patriot.”