Yahaya Bello Of Kogi State Commended By The New Commander, NA Records, Lokoja.

Yahaya Bello & Bamidele Ogunkale.

The new Commander,  Army Records Command, Chari Maigumeri Barracks Lokoja , Major General Bamidele Olaleke Ogunkale has commended the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello in his effort in maintaining peace and security in the state. 


The military officer made the commendation while on a courtesy visit to the governor in his office at the Lugard House, Lokoja on Monday, June 17. 

Ogunkale who was accompanied by his predecessor, Major General  Nwabueze Njoku, said Yahaya Bello has done well in maintaining peace and security in Kogi State and thanked the governor for his support to the various security agencies in the state. 

While welcoming the military officer on his deployment to Kogi State, Governor Bello promised to continue to partner with the Nigerian Army and other security operatives to ensure a crime-free society and thanked Major General Njoku for his diligent service while in Kogi State and wished him success in his career.  

As a Captain, Major General Ogunkale was the Officer Commanding Field Engineer Squadron of the 7 Nigerian ECOMOG Brigade that Captured the St Johns Bridge which was prepared for reserved demolition during the ECOMOG operation in Liberia in 1993.

He also captured alive the Colonel that was to blow up the demolition. This brought accolades to the Nigerian led ECOMOG operation. He has to his credit medals and awards of Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star, Distinguished Service Star, General Service Star, Passed Staff College, Mali and the   Chief of Army Staff Commendation award.

He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Fellow Nigeria Metallurgical Society, Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of the National Defence University Islamabad Pakistan, Fellow of the Institute of Industrialist and Cooperate Administrators, Chartered Engineer with the Council for the Regulations of Engineering in Nigeria and Distinguish Leadership Award in National Development by ICON Milestone.

He is taking over from Major General Nwabueze Njoku as Commander, Army Records, Chari Maigumeri Barracks, Lokoja.