The Chief of Army Staff, Maj Gen Farouk Yahaya has charged the troops of 82 Division, Nigerian Army to remain selfless and disciplined in the discharge of their duties.
He made this assertion during his address to troops yesterday at Abakpa Cantonment Enugu.
This was contained in a statement by Onyema Nwachukwu, Brigadier General, Director, Army Public Relations.
Gen Yahaya, who was on his maiden operational visit to 82 Div. said his administration would provide troops with the requisite support including improved welfare and equipment to discharge their responsibilities effectively.
In his welcome address, the General Officer Commanding 82 Div, Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja expressed the commitment of the Division to tackle all threats to national security in South Eastern Nigeria. He lauded the Army Chief’s concern for the wellbeing of troops and timely operational visit to the Division Area of Responsibility, adding that the visit will shore up troops’ morale as they perform their duties.
Earlier, the COAS had commissioned a remodeled Quarter Guard building, which provides office and accommodation for troops on duty. He commended the GOC for executing the project and urged the end users to utilize the facility to improve their professional output.
The Army Chief also paid a courtesy visit to Ground Training Command of the Nigerian Air Force. He commended the synergy existing between the Nigerian Army and the Air Force, pledging to sustain it for the success of military operations.