The 2021 edition of the Nigerian Army’s Commanding Officers’ Workshop kicked off, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday, with Chief of Army Staff, Lt. -Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, assuring the nation that the end to to insurgency in the country is near.
The theme of this year’s Commanding Officers workshop is ‘REPOSITIONING THE NIGERIAN ARMY TO DEFEAT ADVERSARIES IN A JOINT ENVIRONMENT’.
A statement issued by Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig. -Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said that the Special Guest of Honor at the event, Governor Udom Emmanuel of the State, was represented by his deputy, Mr. Moses Ekpo.
The release stated that the governor informed participants at the workshop that the ” Government and the entire people of the state were delighted for the choice of Akwa Ibom State to host the very important workshop which is coming at the most trying time of our nation.”
In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Attahiru, expressed optimism that Nigeria would overcome all the security challenges confronting it at this time.
In his words, “ This workshop is coming at the time when our dear country is facing formidable and unprecedented attacks from non-state actors and diverse security threats that are unstructured with their impacts felt in the land, sea, air and cyber domain. “
The Army Chief further stated that the threat facing the country included the menace of insurgency and banditry in the North Central, North West and North East zones.
” Furthermore, he reiterated that the Nigerian Army under his leadership would remain proactive and work with other security agencies to decisively deal with threats facing the nation.
” This is in line with his corporate vision for the Army which is ‘A Nigerian Army that is Repositioned to Professionally Defeat all Adversaries in a Joint Environment’.
“The COAS implored all the participants to re-commit themselves and drive the process through his Command Philosophy which incorporate Readiness, Duty to Country, Capacity and Continuous Leadership Development.”
In attendance at the included the General Officer Commanding, 6 Division, Nigerian Army, who is also the Land Component Commander, Operation DELTA SAFE, Major General SG Mohammed; Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters, Commander 2 Brigade, Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State, Director State Security and Special Adviser to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Security Matters.