By Edem Darlington
Brig Gen Everest Ifeanyi Okoro has taken over as the Commander, 13 Brigade Nigerian Army Calabar.
Brig. Gen. Okoro took over from Maj. Gen. Peter Malla who was recently promoted to the rank of Major General and has been posted to Army Headquarters Department of Army Administration, Abuja.
During the farewell address at the Brigade’s Conference Room, Gen Malla applauded the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya for his unique leadership style and support for the Brigade. He also thanked General Officer Commanding 82 Division including Officers and Soldiers of the brigade for their support during his tour of duty. He enjoined them to remain disciplined and cooperate maximally with the new Commander.
In his Inaugural speech Brig Gen Okoro commended Gen Malla for his meritorious service to the Brigade and Nigerian Army at large, he promise to keep the flag flying while deliberate efforts will be made to fill the huge shoes left behind.
The handing and taking over ceremony was held at the Headquarters 13 Brigade Nigerian Army Akim Barracks Calabar. The New Commander takes over as the 56th Commander of the Brigade.
The Outgoing and Incoming Commanders took turn to sign the handing and taking-over notes before Brig Gen Okoro was decorated with the Brigade Insignia.
Highpoint of the event was the handing over of Commander flag, hosting of new Brigade flag and final inspection of quarter guard by the Outgone Commander.