Oyo: COAS Charges Nigerian Troops on Professionalism, Gallantry
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has instructed Nigerian Army troops to always display professionalism, competence, and gallantry in the conduct of military operations across the country.
The admonition was made while addressing troops of 2 Division Nigerian Army at the Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment Parade Ground, during his working visit to the Division.
He urged the troops to use their knowledge, talent, and experience gathered over the years to fight the country’s enemies, particularly in the ongoing fight against terrorism, banditry, and other crimes.
The COAS however lauded the troops for their perseverance and will in fighting the insecurity bedeviling the nation while thus enjoined them to continue to improve the conduct of all ongoing operations in order to effectively tackle security challenges in the country.
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. He however stressed that he will not hesitate to punish those who portray the Army in bad light.
General Yahaya averred that the military hierarchy has resolved 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.
During the working visit to the Division, the COAS 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.
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.