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Retired Army, Navy and Airforce Officers Association of Nigeria Hold 2023 RANAO Day

By Dupson Collins, 8th August, 2023

Ondo State Chapter of the Retired Army, Navy and Airforce Officers Association of Nigeria (RANAO) has held the 2023 edition of the Association’s Day in Akure, Ondo State Capital.

The 3-days programme brought who-is-who within the retired military circles together amidst pomp and pageantry.

The programme started on Sunday with Thanksgiving at the Catholic Church, Owena Barrack, Akure. On Monday, Mrs Fagbenro Olufunmilola of the State Nutrition Programme Officer delivered a lecture titled “Foods that are beneficiary for the elderly.

Tuesday was the high point of the Programme where dignitaries from both the government and private circles joined the Retired Military Officers to celebrate their annual day.

In his welcome address, the State Chairman of RANAO, Col Fidelis Ajibade Omowa (RTD) congratulated the retired Officers for being alive to witness the 2023 RANAO DAY, while thanking Almighty God for gift of life.

He noted that RANAO was established by three retired military officers as a non-governmental organisation, made up of retired senior officers coming together to develop themselves and contribute to national development.

Omowa said the association aimed at catering for the welfare of its members and provides avenue for common front for retired officers in Ondo State, as well as ensure that they continue to offer useful advice that will move both the state and country forward.

The Chairman charged every member of the association to eat food that will be beneficiary to their respective health as they ages, adding that their experience as military officers are still needed in securing life and property of the state.

He prayed for quick recovery of the ailing governor of the state, saying Akeredolu’s boldness and selfless service in securing the state is commendable which culminated to the peace and tranquility being enjoyed in the state today.

Speaking, the representative of the governor, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, the State Commandant of the Amotekun Security Network congratulated the Retired Military Officers as they celebrate the 2023 RANAO Day, noting that their contributions to the security of the state in terms of security intelligence and advise have no doubt helped in curbing the activities of criminal in the state.

He urged them to continue to cooperate with security agencies and state government in providing necessary support that will further help in the fight against insurgent and banditry in Ondo state.

In his goodwill message, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, the Senior Special Adviser to Ondo State Governor thanked the Retired Military Officers for their collaboration with the state government and for their constant security advise.

Chatting with the PATH NEWS, the Vice Chairman of the association, Col Saka Foluso (RTD) thanked God for a successful outing with impressive turnout from members and invited guests.

He assured the residents of the state of collaborative partnership with all security heads and government of Ondo State in making sure the state is safe for living.

Some of the highlight of activities include medical outreach for the aged, lecture and cultural display among other side attraction.

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