Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has vowedCOAS Vows To Punish Soldiers That Portray Army In Bad Light that the force would not hesitate to punish those who portray the Army in bad light.
Yahaya while addressing troops of 2 Division Nigerian Army at the Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment Parade Ground, during his working visit to the Division called on the personnel to deploy the skills and experience that they have gained over the years against the nation’s enemies, stressing that the ongoing onslaught against terrorism, banditry and other sundry crimes in the country demands that the troop must show high level of professionalism, competence and gallantry.
Yahaya further lauded the troops for their perseverance and will, in fighting the insecurity bedeviling the nation. This is even as he encouraged them to continue to improve the conduct of all ongoing operations across the country in order to effectively tackle security challenges which the present Buhari led administration has promised to eliminate or at least reduced to its minimum level.
He called on officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOS) to lead by good example, adding, that he is poised to reward gallantry, professional conduct and excellence.
The COAS used the opportunity of the visit to assure its personnel and Nigerians of the commitment of the military hierarchy to provide all necessary requirements for personnel to progress and aspire to any higher rank through training, welfare and enabling environment, conducive for troops and their families.
He assured that vehicle and tied down accommodation will be provided for Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM) at formation and unit levels to enhance proficiency and productivity.
The COAS also commissioned an Indoor Sports Hall at Maj Gen John Mark Inienger sports complex, to be named after Late General Ibrahim Attahiru and the administrative block at the Tiger Mini Estate, Alapata, Ibadan. The COAS also presented a brand new Toyota Hilux as an official vehicle to the Division’s Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), Army Warrant Officer Samuel Odeh.
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General Yahaya later paid a courtesy call on the executive Governor of Oyo state, Engr Olusheyi Makinde and His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogunguniso 1, the Olubadan of Ibadan Land.