The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Faruk Yahaya has assured that the Nigerian Army will ensure a stable democracy in the country by dealing decisively with all violent groups.
The Chief Of Army Staff stated this during a 3-Day Combined TRADOC Training and Doctrine Seminar for officers and men of the Nigerian Army in TRADOC Headquarters ,Minna Niger State North Central Nigeria.
The COAS was represented at the event by the Director General, Nigerian Army Heritage and Future Centre, Headquarters Abuja, Major. Gen. Kamilu Kadiri
With the Theme “Enhancing Training and Operations Through Doctrinal Imperatives in a Joint Environment”,The Chief Of Army Staff Said “the programme was geared towards repositioning and uplifting the Nigerian Army for greater excellence and performance of its duties by enhancing professionalism, readiness and cooperation”.
The training according to COAS must be realistic, continuous and evolving to meet the changing nature of war, conflicts and domestic realities.
Major General Yahaya further observed that there was need for paradigm shift from the classical battlefield’s conventional deployment and progressive evaluation of the combat efficiency of Nigerian Army to ensure maximum results.
He said the Nigerian Army must also maintain training and retraining of its officers and men to enable them deliver well in the ongoing fight against insurgency and other violent crimes across the country, adding that the army would not allow logistical challenges in their various operations to have negative impacts on its capabilities.
The Commander, Training and Doctrine Command, Maj. Gen. Stevenson Olabanji said the objective of the seminar was to highlight issues that bordered on training, operations, administration and logistics and how they impacted on the effectiveness of the army as well as developing the capacity of all personnel towards harnessing their skills and contribution to the operational efficiency of the Nigerian Army.
Facilities commissioned during the event included: a TRADOC Records Office, Finance Commander’s House, Corporal Below Quarters, a Nigerian Army Post Exchange and an Officers Mess Squash Court.
Source: Voice of Nigeria