COAS Directs Commanders to Monitor Personnel Conducts During Operations, Launches Manual on Mentoring Young Soldiers

... Launches Manual on Mentoring Young Soldiers 

The Chief of Army Staff Lt General Faruk Yahaya CFR has charged all Commanders to always view seriously the issue of conduct of personnel, especially during operations in various theatres of operations across the country.

The COAS gave this directive at the closing ceremony of the COAS first quarter Conference 2023 on Wednesday in Abuja, reaffirmed that there is no feat that the Nigerian Army cannot accomplish judging by the calibre and crop of officers in the Army.

The COAS directed that as a command responsibility, relevant commanders at various levels must monitor closely the behaviour of personnel deployed for all operations and appropriately reward and sanction personnel as necessary. "In this manner, even soldiers in the Sections would receive due attention from the appropriate and respective Commanders", he said. 

Speaking on the COAS first Quarter Conference,  the army Chief said the Conference has afforded all personnel the opportunity to adequately appraise NA efforts for better outputs for the remaining months of the year and beyond. 

"As we round up this First Quarter Conference, I want to once again commend our troops for their efforts, dedication, commitment and sacrifices across all theatres of operation and durjng the just concluded Operation SAFE CONDUCT. 

The Army Chief also commended the efforts made to develop the Manual on Mentoring Young Soldiers, the Nigerian Army Administrative Policies and Procedures as well as the 7 Div lanyard and badge, which were all unveiled at the closing of the conference. 

He also judged from the items showcased by various establishments during the Research and Development Exhibition at the beginning of the Conference, "I have no doubt that we are on course towards achieving self-sufficiency in defence production. 

The COAS also express happiness over the Construction of FARUK YAHAYA HISTORICAL PARK which was commissioned on the first day of this Conference. The Park, which is an extension of the Nigerian Army Museum also honours fallen heroes and keeps records of deserving personnel who served the nation valiantly with legendry leadership qualities. 

"My joy is that the park provides a sense of belonging, a sense of pride, and a sense of honour to the families of our deceased and serving colleagues whose names are inscribed in recognition of their service', he noted.

The army Chief assured that the Nigerian Army would continue to provide the enabling environment for peace and stability in the Country. He enjoined the Nigerian populace to continue to support the Nigerian Army as NA work tirelessly, in conjunction with other Services and security agencies to ensure the security of lives and properties.

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