2024: Army Chief Pledges Improved Welfare For Troops

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has reiterated his commitment to the welfare and well-being of Nigerian Army personnel and their families, under his watch.

The Army Chief, who made the commitment today, 14 January 2024, while addressing troops and their families at the Nigerian Army Finance Corps West African Social Activities (WASA) Headquarters Command Finance Office Parade Ground, Arakan Barracks, Apapa Lagos, said it was in an effort to boost the morale and fighting spirit of troops.

At the event held to mark the end of the year 2023, Gen. Lagbaja described welfare as the number one pillar upon which Sound Administration rests in his Command Philosophy and reassured troops that they could be on the lookout as more efforts to improve the standard of living accommodation across NA’s barracks and cantonments will become more visible in the new year.

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These improvements he said the NA hoped to achieve “despite budgetary constraints”, and “through prudent management of available resources” while promising to work in consonance with Mr President’s stringent financial measures to curb wastage in order to revamp the country’s ailing economy.

In his remarks, the Chief of Account and Budget (Army) (CAB(A), Major General Adetokunbo Fayemiwo, expressed appreciation to the COAS for providing the requisite support to the Corps, through enhancement of capacities of its personnel.

He described WASA as an opportunity to showcase the rich cultural heritage of diverse tribes and tongues from the six geo-political zones of the country and a platform for officers and soldiers to unwind after a very busy and tasking year.

Gen. Fayemiwo assured that the Corps will continue to support the COAS in achieving his goals for the NA through efficient and prudent fiscal management, and pledged the unalloyed loyalty and cooperation of officers and soldiers of the Corps.

The Nigerian Army Finance Corps WASA 2023 featured rich cultural performances by different cultural troupes, a tug of war between female soldiers and soldiers’ wives, presentation of awards to outstanding soldiers, and prizes to performing cultural troupes.




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