Troops’ Welfare And Logistics My Topmost Concern, Says Chief Of Army Staff

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File Photo of the Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Farouk Yahaya.


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has reaffirmed his commitment to the provision of welfare, adequate operational platforms, and logistics as catalysts to boost the fighting spirit of the personnel of the Nigeria Army.

The COAS disclosed this during his maiden working visit to the 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

According to a statement on Thursday by the Force Spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the army boss emphasized that the welfare of troops is a top priority of his administration.

While addressing officers and soldiers of the Division, the COAS noted that through persistent demonstration of professionalism in all assigned tasks, the current security challenges could be surmounted.

He charged the personnel of the Division to consistently demonstrate a high level of professionalism in the discharge of their assigned duties and assured of his commitment to their welfare, provision of equipment and infrastructure within available resources to enable them to succeed in their various tasks.

During the visit, the General Officer Commanding 3 Division, who also doubles as the Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Maj Gen I Ali briefed the COAS on the operational activities, achievements, successes, and challenges of the Division.

The COAS commended the Division for living up to its responsibilities and urged them not to rest on their oars until peace is restored in their area of responsibility, particularly in the Plateau.

He assured the Division of his continued support to enhance their operational engagements.

While speaking to journalists, the COAS noted that his visit to the 3 Division was to interact with the troops, as well as encourage and assure them of his support in the discharge of their duties.

He however stressed that security is everybody’s business and urged all agencies of government, traditional rulers, opinion leaders, professionals, as well as, all citizens to work in togetherness for peace and security of the country.

During the visit, the COAS presented a Toyota Hilux Vehicle to the Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) of the Division, in fulfillment of his pledge to revitalize the position of Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) as custodians of tradition, ethos, and regimentation in the Nigerian Army.

He added that empowering the RSMs will give them the necessary enablement to discharge their duties effectively.

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