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Remain apolitical, Chief of Army Staff, General Yahaya charges soldiers


By Princess-Ekwi Ajide – Abuja

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has urged officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army, NA, to leverage on the holy season of Ramadan to reflect on the significance of loyalty, obedience and sacrifice, stressing that the season provides a unique opportunity to re-examine and re-adjust efforts towards fulfilling their constitutional roles, in order to justify the confidence reposed in them by Nigerians.

The COAS who gave the charge while felicitating with the troops on the Eid-El-Fitr celebration specially recognized and appreciated their sacrifices and commitment in various ongoing operations nationwide.

He charged field commanders to redouble their efforts in ongoing operations, adding that the best Sallah gift he expects from them is to eliminate as many bandits, kidnappers and terrorists as possible, and recover as much weapons and ammunition from criminal elements.

Gen Yahaya, also paid special tributes to officers and soldiers who paid the supreme price in the defence of their fatherland and emphasized that under his watch training and welfare of personnel and their families will continue to receive paramount attention.

The COAS reiterated his commitment to improve on medical facilities and services, while ensuring that treatment of personnel and their families, particularly those who were wounded in action will continue to get support and special vocational training to help them cope with their new health status and overcome associated psychological trauma.

He admonished officers and soldiers to remain apolitical and professional in the discharge of their constitutional responsibilities, as the electioneering period approaches and to defend the nation’s democracy and avoid being lured into politics.

A statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said Gen Yahaya expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and all Nigerians for their unflinching support to the Nigerian Army in the execution of its constitutional mandate while wishing them all a happy Eid-el-Fitr


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