Generals Storm Numan as Lawrence Ngubane Takes New Wife

National News

The immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruck Yahaya was among the top ranking retired military officers who attended the wedding solimonization of Major General Lawrence Ngubane (Rtd) who took Christine Ngbale as his new wife in Numan, Adamawa State.

Other top military officers who attended the event at the weekend includes Maj-Generals Sunday Obekpa Idoko (Rtd) and Bala Adamu Mohammad (Rtd).

The former COAS who said many other officers would have attended the wedding if not because of the Army Staff Annual Conference in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, described General Laurence as an officer having good relationship with everyone while in the Army.

“He had been a competent officer that you look forward to emulate. He has always been there rendering support to us. We wish him a successful married life,” he said.

Brig-Gen Bala Adamu Mohammad from Kaduna state also described the groom as someone he could trust even with his life.

Mohammad described General Laurence as a father to him and role model whose uprightness anyone should wish to emulate.

“I was his staff officer when he was General Officer Commanding (GOC ) 2 Division of the Nigeria Army (in Kaduna). Although I was in the intelligence, I was redeployed to work under him.

“Today I am looking up to him as a father. This occasion is something I couldn’t have missed. His mentorship cuts across all those who worked under him,” Mohammed said.

Maj-Gen Sunday Obekpa Idoko (Rtd) who doubles as the Best Man on the occasion, said the groom is a complete gentleman.

Idoko urged the couple to always carry each other along as husband and wife.

‘Today they are a couple – one account, one faith, one home one bed and one business,” Idoko said.

He praised the administration of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri for maintenance of peace, saying, “Adamawa is peaceful with the present leadership. Especially with the Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa George Farauta, as our own. The state will continue to prosper in peace.”

Speaking for the family, Adamawa Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta advised the couple to abide by the oath taken before God and men for a blessed and happy home.

The groom is a senior brother of the Deputy Governor.

By Hussaini Hammangabdo