COAS conference ends in Abuja as General Yahaya praises officers for capacity
The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has stated categorically that there is no feat that the Nigerian Army cannot accomplish judging by the calibre and crop of officers it has.
General Yahaya stated this while delivering his closing remark as the 2023 Chief of Army Staff First Quarter Conference ends in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital.
He applauded all participants for the insightful contributions which have led to incisive deliberations and decisions during the Conference.
The COAS said the contributions by the participants are products of critical thinking which gives hope of bequeathing a better Nigerian Army to the next generation.
“The challenges and recommendations highlighted during discussions have been noted and deliberate efforts will be in place to address them. I urge all Commanders to sensitize troops on all the decisions taken during this Conference. I wish to once again emphasize that Commanders at all levels must strive to improve on our recorded achievements”
“I charge all Commanders to always view seriously the issue of conduct of personnel, especially during operations, as a command responsibility, relevant commanders at various levels must monitor closely the behaviour of personnel deployed for all operations and appropriately reward and sanction personnel as necessary”
The Army Chief noted that the current strategies deployed by the troops which encouraged the terrorists and their families to surrender for deradicalization and rehabilitation is quite commendable. He, therefore, urged field commanders to consolidate these efforts to sustain the achievements and totally eradicate terrorism and other nefarious activities from our beloved nation.
” I enjoin you to make deliberate efforts to awaken the consciousness of adherence to basic tenets of tactics and field craft. You must always ensure thorough and detailed briefings and de-briefings of troops before and after any operation. Commanding Officers must take full responsibility for their units and always apply their initiatives in taking charge of their units”
General therefore enjoined the Nigerian populace to continue to support the Nigerian Army it works tirelessly, in conjunction with other Services and security agencies to ensure the security of lives and properties.
He equally expressed appreciation to the media for the professional coverage during the conference and urge them to continue with the good work of projecting the image of the Nigerian Army to the good people of Nigeria and the world at large.