Major General VT Okoro, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 2 Division in Ibadan, recently had a heartwarming reunion with a significant figure from his past military service. The esteemed Major General reconnected with his former Chief Sergeant Major, Warrant Officer Adegoke (Retired), whom he fondly referred to as “DanArewa” during their time in the army.
As recounted in a tweet shared by a prominent Nigerian military blog on a Sunday, the story traces back to when Major General Okoro was a young and aspiring officer stationed at a military base in Jos, situated in Plateau State. The details of their bond at that time weren’t explicitly detailed in the blog post, but it strongly implied that WO Adegoke exhibited remarkable kindness and support towards the budding officer.
The tweet conveyed, “Meet Major General VT Okoro, the distinguished leader at the helm of GOC 2 Division, Ibadan. He embarked on a journey to reconnect with his original Chief Sergeant Major, CSM WO Adegoke, also known as DanArewa, who was by his side during his posting as a youthful officer within the ranks of the 93 Battalion in Jos.
“WO Adegoke, now in the ranks of the retired, was located in Ibadan as part of this heartfelt reunion. The story imparts a valuable lesson: as you wear this uniform and carry out your duties today, remember the importance of embodying goodness, for there will come a day when you pass on the torch to others.”
This touching account serves as a testament to the enduring connections forged in the crucible of military service, reminding us all of the significance of mentorship, camaraderie, and the lasting impact of genuine kindness within the uniformed ranks.
The tweet read, “This is Major General VT Okoro, General Officer Commanding GOC 2 Division, Ibadan, who traced his first Chief Sergeant Major CSM when he was posted as a young officer to 93 Battalion in Jos.
“The name of the CSM is WO Adegoke Alias DanArewa Rtd. He traced him in Ibadan.
“In all you do in this uniform today always be good, for one day you will leave the job for others.”