By Inyang Bassey
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has called on retired officers of the Nigerian Army to feel free to offer opinions and suggestions that could be of benefit in ongoing operations to tackle insecurity in the country. Gen Yahaya made the clarion call today, Tuesday 10 May 2022, at the Combat Arms Training Week 2022, with the theme “Effective combat Arms Manoeuvre: A Panacea for success in battle”.
Declaring the event open, the COAS stated that Combat arms are key to the Operational activities of the Army, adding that Nigerian Army operations revolve around combat arms. He noted that a lot of operational successes are being achieved in the various theatres of operations, though there may be some isolated incidents.
The COAS noted that training is key to human development, performance and productivity. He maintained that the NA would continue to partner with all relevant stakeholders to sustain training and build the capacity of personnel to enhance efficiency.
Gen Yahaya appreciated the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, for his untiring support to the Nigerian Army and pledged the unalloyed loyalty of the troops. He charged all NA personnel to remain apolitical as the electioneering season approaches.