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Democracy has helped army’s professionalism, says GOC

General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Div. of the Nigerian Army, Lagos, Maj.-Gen. Eugene Nwanguma, says the country’s 10-year-old democracy has helped professionalism in the army.
“The Nigerian Army has done well under democracy and the leadership is not going back”, he told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos..

Nwanguma, who was the special guest at the Nigeria Army Education Corps’ West African Social Activities (WASA), said efforts were geared toward the sustenance of democracy.
He reiterated Army’s commitment to the defence of the country’s territory against external and internal aggression.

“We 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,” the GOC said.

Speaking earlier on the occasion, Nwanguma, who described WASA as a worthy legacy of the Army, said:“It 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.

“Education is key to the development and productivity of the human person. The Army Corps has discharged its responsibilities effectively in this regard,’’ 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.


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