…Charges troops on loyalty

By Philip Nwosu

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Nigerian Army,  Major General Lawrence Fejokwu has commended the Nigerian Army Education Corps for the satisfactory performance of its statutory roles over the years.

According to the GOC, the sustained manpower training of Nigerian Army personnel in the Corps schools in line with the vision of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya for the force, has truly enhanced the Army’s service delivery.

General Fejokwu spoke at the West African Social Activities (WASA) organized by the Nigerian Army Education Corps at the Ann’s Barrack in Yaba, urging the corps not to relent in these efforts, but to also strive harder to sustain the excellent academic performances recorded in its command schools.

He applauded the relationships between military and the civilians within the society, insisting that the various packages, displays and presentations witnessed at the WASA will go a long way in making a positive impression in the minds of the personnel and building a lasting civil – military relations.

General Fejokwu charged officers and men of the force to ensure loyalty and utmost dedication in the discharge of their assigned responsibilities, adding that the commitment of the Nigerian Army in various theatres both nationally and internationally requires that officers and soldiers gather together in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere to unwind at the end of a demanding and fulfilling year.

Earlier the Corps Commander of the Nigerian Army Education Corps Major General Mohammed Augie explained the importance of WASA to the Nigerian Army saying that, “It should be noted that the Nigerian Army inherited its rich customs and traditions as well as noble ethics from the British Army. “This laid a solid foundation for the Nigerian Army Traditions, Customs and Ethics which are cherished and preserved

“WASA being an age long tradition inherited from the founding fathers has come to stay as an annual event in the Nigerian Army. All formations and unit Commanders have been directed as part of command responsibility to ensure that this event is carried out yearly, having become a veritable uniting force to the officers, soldiers and their families as well as our friends.

“WASA also creates an avenue to socialize and celebrate the successes recorded within a particular period. Again, the WASA and other social events organized in the army are directed at reducing such tension and stress to enable officers and soldiers recover and face the future assigned tasks with more zeal and commitment.

“Hence the theme of NAEC year 2021 WASA “Enhancing unity amongst troops in a social environment for improved professionalism” was carefully chosen to reflect Nigeria’s overall pursuit of peace as a country.”


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