COAS visits Enugu, harps on troops selflessness, patriotism

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COAS, Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya addressing the troops of 82 Div during his maiden operational visit at Enugu

…assures of requisite support, improved welfare and equipment

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya has charged the troops of the Nigerian Army (NA) to remain selfless and disciplined in the discharge of their duties.

He made this assertion during his maiden operational visit to the 82 Division NA on 22nd June,2021, at Abakpa Cantonment Enugu.

The Director Army Public Relations,Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters Tuesday.

GOC 82 Div, Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja presenting memento to the COAS,Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya during the visit

Brig Gen Nwachukwu said, the COAS assured that his administration would provide troops with the requisite support including improved welfare and equipment to discharge their responsibilities effectively.

The COAS also during the visit ,commissioned a remodelled Quarter Guard building, built to serve as office and accommodation for troops on duty.

COAS,Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya commissioning a remodelled Quarter Guard building
Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya (ieft) delivering his remarks during the visit

He commended the GOC for executing the project and urged the end users to utilize the facility to improve their professional output.

Similarly, Gen Yahaya paid a courtesy visit to Ground Training Command of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and commended the existing synergy between the two components and sued for its sustenance for the success of military operations.

He expressed appreciation for the ‘fantastic job the NAF was doing in support of Land forces in the fight against insurgency and banditry’.

COAS, Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya (5th right),GOC,Maj Gen T. Lagbaja (4th left) and other senior officers in a group photograph

In his welcome address, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division, Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja expressed the commitment of the Division to tackling all threats to national security in South Eastern Nigeria.

He lauded the COAS’ concern for the wellbeing of troops and timely operational visit to the Division Area of Responsibility, adding that the visit would shore up troops’ morale as they perform their duties.

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