The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Taoreed Lagbaja, a Lieutenant General has underscored the unwavering commitment and capacity of the Nigerian Army (NA) to foster a secure environment conducive to good governance and socio-economic development.
This commitment, forged through collaboration with sister services and various security agencies, was reaffirmed during the closing ceremony of the Chief of Army Staff Combined Second and Third Quarters Conference 2023, held at the Army Headquarters Command Officers’ Mess 1, Asokoro Abuja, on Thursday.
Addressing the conference attendees, COAS Lagbaja emphasized that the briefs and presentations delivered throughout the conference have provided fresh insights into the challenges facing the Nigerian Army.
He called upon all formation commanders to align their strategies to decisively counter the nation’s adversaries. He also noted that the significant decisions taken during the conference would catalyze the NA’s efforts to revamp its training and operational activities, thus facilitating the attainment of desired outcomes.
Furthermore, he highlighted that the conference offered a crucial platform for reviewing Nigerian Army (NA) training, and operational, and administrative practices that directly impact national security.
In a heartwarming gesture, the COAS presented life assurance checks to ten beneficiaries of the NA Personal Insurance Scheme. This initiative aims to provide financial security and support to the families of personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in active service.
This act of generosity underscores the Nigerian Army’s deep appreciation for the service and sacrifices made by its personnel in safeguarding the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Lagbaja expressed gratitude to the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for his instrumental role in repositioning the NA for peak operational performance.
He pledged the unwavering loyalty of NA officers and soldiers to the Federal Government and the Constitution of Nigeria, asserting the Army’s commitment to setting a positive example for other armed forces.
The conference’s highlight included the decoration of the former Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Abdul Kahlifa Ibrahim, a Major General with the National Order of Chad medal of honor.
This prestigious award was presented to him by the Chadian government during his tenure of duty, reflecting his exemplary service and contributions.
Lagbaja’s unwavering commitment to ensuring a secure environment aligns with the broader vision of bolstering national development and prosperity.
(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; firstname.lastname@example.org; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)