General Yahaya Urges Troops to Attach Premium to Training to Enhance Operational Efficiency

.... as 82 Division Emerges Winner

The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has on Friday encouraged troops to attach much premium to training in order to enhance operational efficiency.

The COAS said this at the 2022 Nigerian Army Inter Divisions Combat Company Orienteering and adventure championship which was ended today 2 September at Godwin Ally Cantonment, Ogoja, Cross River State.

Declaring the championship closed, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya who was represented by the Commander Corps of Supply and Transport Maj Gen Erema Akerejola reminded the contingents that the essence of the Championship was to keep troops on alert in the fight against insurgency and other security challenges bedevilling the country.

He said this Championship has no doubt improved the efficiency in leadership skills, organizational ability and endurance. 

He added that the championship has also enhanced esprit-de corps, physical fitness, navigation and minor tactics of personnel amongst others. 

Lt Gen Yahaya expressed his satisfaction on the level of military bearing, stamina and endurance exhibited by the participants during the Championship adding that skills gathered during the Championship would assist to improve leadership traits and boost morale of troops.

At the end of the Championship, the 82 Division Nigerian Army contingents won by edging out other divisions with 53 points ahead of 3 and 2 Division who came second  and third with 52 and 46 points respectively. While 1 Division ended in fourth position with 42 points. 

The Championship is one of the series of training activities lined up for the Nigerian Army 2022 training year. It featured ten kilometers run, physical fitness assessment test, twenty kilometers navigation and thirty kilometers Combat Race.

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