The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has called on retired officers of the Nigerian Army to feel free to offer opinions and suggestions that could be of benefit in ongoing operations to tackle insecurity in the country.
Gen Yahaya made the clarion call on Tuesday at the Combat Arms Training Week 2022, with the theme “Effective combat Arms Manoeuvre: A Panacea for success in battle”.
While declaring the event open, the COAS stated that combat arms are key to the operational activities of the Army, adding that Nigerian Army operations revolve around the combat arms.
He noted that a lot of operational successes are being achieved in the various theatres of operations though there may be some isolated incidents.
The COAS explained that training is key to human development, performance, and productivity. He maintained that the NA will continue to partner with all relevant stakeholders to sustain training and build the capacity of personnel to enhance efficiency.
Gen Yahaya appreciated the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari for his untiring support to the Nigerian Army and pledged the unalloyed loyalty of the troops.
He charged all Nigerian Army personnel to remain apolitical as the electioneering season approaches.