Farouk Yahaya

By: Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja.

The Chief of Army Staff Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya has charged the troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army to remain selfless and disciplined in the discharge of their duties.

He made this assertion during his address to troops on Tuesday 22 June 2021 at Abakpa Cantonment Enugu.

Gen Yahaya, who was on his maiden operational visit to 82 Division Area of Responsibility said his administration would provide troops with the requisite support including improved welfare and equipment to discharge their responsibilities effectively.

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

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

Earlier, the COAS had commissioned a remodelled Quarter Guard building, which provides office and accomodation for troops on duty.

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.

He commended the synergy existing between the Nigerian Army and the Air Force, pledging to sustain it for the success of military operations.

A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu quoted the COAS expressing appreciation for the ‘fantastic job the NAF is doing in support of Land forces in the fight against insurgency and banditary’.


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