The Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps, Lagos , Maj.-Gen. Olayemi Abidoye, has restated the commitment of the Army to professionalism and the protection of the country.
He said professionalism was one of the best things that had happened to the nationâ€™s armed forces.
Speaking with newsmen at the commandâ€™s West Africa Social Activities (WASA) held at the weekend, Abidoye said WASA was part of regimentation and drive toward the professionalisation of Army operations.
â€œWASA is part of regimentation and professionalism. Army is being equipped to become a professional organization.
â€œWe now have time for our jobsâ€”soldering. We are also committed to the defence of civilians,â€™â€™ he said.
WSAS, one of the age-long practices of the Nigerian Army, serves as a platform for social interaction between soldiers and their families and friends. It is usually held annually to usher in a new year.
Abidoye, who said WASA was a worthy legacy that had helped to foster esprit de corps in the armed forces, described the turn out of the civilian population as impressive.