By Jonathan Ugbal
Family and friends of Emmanuel Akomaye Parker Undiandeye, a Major General in the Nigerian Army will celebrate his exploits as a soldier on Easter Sunday, invitation cards shared with CrossRiverWatch say.
The top Army General was a member of the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) Working Group for the development of the second edition of the United Nation’s Infantry Battalion Manual (UNIBAM) published in 2020 by the UN’s office of military affairs.
According to the UN’s Department of Peace Affairs, the UNIBAM provides TCCs with guidance on how to “train, equip units deploying to UN Peacekeeping Missions,” and provides “battalion commanders and staff, company commanders, platoon commanders and sub-unit leaders in UN Peacekeeping with a reference to effectively plan and conduct operations and tasks in support of a UN mandate.”
He was at the Defence Intelligence Agency as a Brigadier General at the time until he was promoted to Major General in November, 2020.
And, after three decades in the Army where he served in various units and formations including the Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation as well as the Acting Director Foreign Liaison at the Defence Intelligence Agency, Abuja among others, EAP Undiandeye will return to his native Bedia in Obudu Local Government Area on Easter Sunday to be celebrated by his folks.
The invitation cards show that a thanksgiving mass will be held at the Sacred Heart Parish in Bedia on Easter Sunday by 9:00AM which will be followed by a reception at his family’s compound.
Maj. Gen. Undiandeye is the second Bedia native to attain the heights of a two star General after Rear Admiral Peter Agba who retired in 2018 after almost four decades of service.
He is one of the two most senior officers in the Nigerian military from northern Cross River with the other being the Chief of Accounts and Budget at the Headquarters of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshall Clement Agada Ogbeche, a native of Ugaga, Yala Local Government Area.
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