The retiring Director of Defence Information and Chairman of Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA), Major-general Chris Olukolade, has handed over leadership of FOSSRA to the Director of Information, Nigeria Navy, Commodore Kabiru Aliyu.
At the monthly meeting of the forum at the Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC), in Abuja yesterday, Olukolade formally informed his colleagues about his retirement, having reached his retirement age.
According to him, he ought to have left the service since November 2014 when he applied for voluntary retirement but was not obliged by the Army Council who extended his stay in the service on the grounds that it was not proper for him to go at that time.
Speaking further, Olukolade thanked members of the forum and their agencies for the support and understanding accorded him while he chaired the forum since its formation in 2013.
He also solicited the same measure of support for his successor while reminding them of the core essence of the forum which is to deepen the collaboration and understanding among the security and response agencies in information management and communication.