Army Places Great Emphasis on Warrior Ethos, Regimentation to Enhance Troops Professionalism

The Nigerian Army (NA) has again stressed the need for adequate regimentation and  intensifying warrior ethos to enhance the professional  conduct of troops in combat missions and administrative duties. 

The Special Guest of Honor and Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, made emphasis on this at the opening ceremony of the training seminar organised by the Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation at Headquarters 3 Division Nigerian Army, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment Jos. 

Lt General Lagbaja who was represented by the General Officer Commanding 3 Division NA and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General AE Abubakar, said the Nigerian Army NA would continue to review its strategies to defeat adversaries, in line with international best practices to include kinetic and non-kinetic means. 

The army chief maintained that commanders at all levels must rejuvenate the fighting spirit of troops under them through regimentation, discipline and critical thinking to achieve operational successes. 

Lt General Lagbaja, commended the Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation for organising the seminar to sharpen the fighting spirit of troops and create ways to manage post traumatic stress disorder in the NA. 

Speaking further, the COAS urged the participants to be innovative and committed towards achieving the constitutional mandate of the Nigerian Army while commending the dedication of troops in dealing with security challenges in the country. 

In his welcome address, the Chief of Transformation and Innovation Army Headquarters  Department of Transformation and Innovation, Major General ZL Abubakar, ably represented by the Director, Lessons Learnt Army Department of Transformation and Innovation, Brigadier General Ademola Adedoja said the training was focused on ways to reawaken warrior ethos  among NA personnel in the theatre of operations. 

He disclosed that the theme “Intensifying Warrior Ethos Regimentation Lessons Learned Process And PTSD In The NA” will also help to achieve the Chief of Army Staff Command Philosophy to enhance efficiency in operations and learn from operational mistakes. 

Major General Abubakar thanked the COAS for the strategic guidance leading to the conduct of the training seminar. He further urged the participants to utilise the lessons learnt from the seminar for optimal performance. 

The participants were drawn from 3 Division formations, related units and Operation SAFE HAVEN.

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