General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Div. of the Nigerian Army, Lagos, Maj.-Gen. Eugene Nwanguma, says the countryâ€™s 10-year-old democracy has helped professionalism in the army.
â€œThe Nigerian Army has done well under democracy and the leadership is not going backâ€, he told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos..
Nwanguma, who was the special guest at the Nigeria Army Education Corpsâ€™ West African Social Activities (WASA), said efforts were geared toward the sustenance of democracy.
He reiterated Armyâ€™s commitment to the defence of the countryâ€™s territory against external and internal aggression.
â€œWe are committed to the challenges of security. Our role as stated in Section 117 of the 1999 constitution is very clear and we will continue to adhere to it,â€ the GOC said.
Speaking earlier on the occasion, Nwanguma, who described WASA as a worthy legacy of the Army, said:â€œIt is celebrating the soldier, bridge the gap between the officers and men and also promote excellent civilian-military relations.
He commended the corps for discharging its responsibilities effectively as the education arm of the Army.
â€œEducation is key to the development and productivity of the human person. The Army Corps has discharged its responsibilities effectively in this regard,â€™â€™ he added.
The Commander, Education Corps, Maj.-Gen. Ben Aindigh said WASA was a good platform of interaction for soldiers, their families and the civilian community.