By Augustine Ehikioya
To overcome insecurity, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has charged troops not to rest on their oars towards surmounting the myriad of security challenges facing the country.
He made the remark during the Passing Out Parade (POP) of 82 Regular Recruit Intake, after the completion of their four months of Basic Military Training at Depot Nigerian Army,
Security Watch Africa (SWA) gathered that the COAS also congratulated the 6000 passing out recruits.
He welcomed them to the institution that “imbibed the core values of loyalty, selfless service, courage, discipline, integrity and respect for others.”
General Yahaya said: “It is commendable to say that the passing out troops will enhance the combat efficiency of the Nigerian.”
Affirming that having acquired the basic military training required to be professionals in the Nigerian Army, he enjoined the young soldiers to utilise the training in defence of Nigeria.
“You are always expected to do your utmost best to sustain these values and maintain high operational standards to enhance your ability and the collective mission of the Nigerian Army,” he added.
The COAS also commended the Commandant, Depot Nigerian Army, Major General Aminu Chinade and his team of instructors for the excellent job of training quality soldiers for the manpower need of the Nigerian Army and the defence of territorial integrity of Nigeria.
Highpoint of the event was the presentation of awards to passing out recruits who distinguished themselves during the training and commissioning of projects.