2022 Army Day: Buhari commends officers for professionalism, hails Defence capabilities

Posted by News Express | 7 July 2022 | 289 times

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•Chief of Army Staff Lt General Faruk Yahaya


President Muhamadu Buhari, the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed forces has commended the  Nigerian Army's strategic pivotal role within the reinvigorated military jointness in  combating insecurity  across the nation.

Buhari stated this in a message to the grand finale of the 2022 Nigerian Army Day Celebration, NADCEL held in Owerri, Imo State. Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Defence Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) as special guest of honour, said since inception of the  Force in 1863, precisely 159 years ago, it has transformed into a highly professionalised, disciplined Force to be reckoned with at regional and global levels.

Buhari recalls the gallantry of the Nigerian Army in expeditionary operations especially  in the first and second World wars, Nigerian Civil War as well as:Army's post - independence- exploits in regional and global peace keeping efforts.

While appreciating the Services and sacrifices of the country's heroes past and those still alive, he thanked officers and soldiers for their unalloyed loyalty to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of  Nigeria. 

  In his address Imo State Governor ,Hope Uzodinma appreciated the leadership of the Nigerian Army for choosing his area of  responsibility for the hosting right of NADCEL 2022.

 While appreciating the Nigerian Army for its sterling performance as a  fighting Force,  Uzodinma said the hosting of top military hierarchy has improved the internal security architecture of Imo State . 

The Chief of Army Staff Lt General Faruk Yahaya in his opening address described  July 6 of every year as an  epochal historic date  to commemorate the end of the thirty months Nigerian Civl war in 1967.

 Yahaya said under his watch the Service has been repositioned to deliver robustly in meeting its constitutional mandate.

  He appreciated serving and retired officers and soldiers for their sacrifices in defending the nation's territorial integrity.

The COAS warned officers and soldiers to remain apolitical.


Source: News Express

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