The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has listed professionalism, readiness, administration and cooperation with other security agencies and stakeholders, as pillars upon which his vision for the Army is hinged.
Yahaya stated this Friday, while delivering a lecture on his “Vision for the Nigerian Army”, to students of Senior Course 45 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, in Kaduna State, in an effort to inspire them to key into it.
The Army Chief clarified that these pillars drive his vision “to have a Professional Nigerian Army Ready to Accomplish Assigned Missions within a Joint Environment” in a deliberate and conscious effort to achieve the constitutional mandate of the Nigerian Army.
The COAS reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Army under his watch to deal decisively with security challenges of the nation, and therefore charged the students to imbibe professionalism in order to improve the performance of the Nigerian Army in ongoing operations against contemporary security challenges in the nation.
Speaking during the lecture, the Commandant of the College, Air Vice Marshall Oluwarotimi Tuwase, urged the Army participants to key into the vision of the COAS during and after their course with a view to effectively tackle security challenges bedeviling the nation.
In another development, the COAS commissioned the Jaji Military Cantonment Physiotherapy Centre to boost health management of soldiers and their families.
While inaugurating the ultra modern Physiotherapy Center, Gen. Yahaya expressed optimism that the centre would be put to purposeful use and well maintained.
While still in Jaji Military Cantonment, the Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Infantry, (NASI) Maj Gen Monday Ali, conducted the COAS on an inspection of ongoing projects, including the Reconnaisance and Airborne Training Wings, amongst others in the institution.