Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has implored the Nigerian Officers and men not to rest on their ores but to continue to be innovative and committed to taking the Nigerian Army to greater heights in its quest to achieve improved overall efficiency and deliver on the Army’s constitutional responsibility.
The COAS urged troops of the army across various theaters of operations around the country to step up the fighting spirit and rejuvenate the culture of regimentation of Nigerian Army Personnel.
Yahaya stated this Today Thursday 6th October at the 3 Divisional Auditorium, Rukuba Barracks in Jos Plateau state while declaring open the Army Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation, Seminar on ‘Intensifying Warrior Ethos and Regimentation in the Nigerian Army.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, represented by The Commander Special Task Force, Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) and General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Ibrahim Ali, said the nation was witnessing a very challenging time in its history with a handful of complex security challenges which portends enormous responsibility for the Nigerian Army as such the Army will continue to review its tactics, deeds, procedures and processes in other to come up with implementable strategies to overwhelm and defeat all adversaries of the Nigerian state using both Kinetic and Non-Kinetic means.
The COAS noted that our complex security environment was insurgency Terrorism kidnapping, Ethno-religious conflict and banditry from various nonstate actors such as Boko Haram terrorists, ISWAP, IPOB, ESN and other Terrorist organizations. These acts continually pose huge threats to our national security and the cohesion of our country
“The complexities of the state cannot be addressed without enhancing the capacity of our troops, especially on the ethics and basic rudiments of Soldiery, Hence the need for the Nigerian Army to reinvigorate and revive the basic rudiments of Soldiery such as warrior Ethos and Regimentation in other to upscale its capacity to deliver on its constitutional requirements through seminars such as this”
This seminar seeks to rekindle the warrior spirit and regimentation in all commanders and their troops through innovative thinking, critical approaches and coming from the vision of the Nigerian Army which is “To have a professional Nigerian army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a joint environment in defence of Nigeria.
He commended the Chief of Transformation and Innovation, for organizing the all-important Seminar to sharpen the fighting spirit of the troops and rejuvenate the tenants of soldiery and strict adherence to customs, traditions and ethics of the army, and upholding regimentation in all Nigerian army formations and units.
In his remarks, the Chief of Transformation and Innovation, Major General C. Ofoche, said the seminar is meant to rejuvenate the worrier spirit and re-awakening the culture regimentation of the Nigerian Army to enhance more favorable official functions in various states of Operations.
He stated that the seminar was apt for re-strategising as it will prepare the troops for days ahead on how to handle the multiple threats that may surface giving the kick-starting of political activities and electioneering campaigns in the country.
“The propose of this seminar, therefore, is to brainstorm and to proffer probable ways of imbibing in our troops the warrior titles which encompass the will, zeal and spirit to fight to the end” Ofoche further stated.
Lectures were delivered by resource persons and invited guests including, Brig General, Hassan Lai(rtd) who talked on Regimentation as a Critical Enabler for Combat Efficiency in the Nigerian Army and Brig General, JN Temlong(rtd) who also spoke on Enhancing Warrior Ethos in the Nigerian Army for Improved Combat Efficiency.
Participants at the seminar were drawn from principal staff officers, formations and wing commanders, commandants and soldiers of the 3Divison of the Nigerian Army.