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Insecurity: COAS Tasks Commanders to Promote Synergy with Stakeholders

Participants of Course 8/22 of the Air Force War College

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has called on military commanders to promote synergy and cordiality with other stakeholders in the efforts to surmount the nation’s security challenges.

Yahaya made the call while delivering a lecture titled, “Military Strategic Leadership: My Perspective” to participants of the Nigerian Air Force War College Course 8/2022.

This is contained in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday in Abuja.

He said that building synergy and cordial working relationship with all stakeholders in the security sector was essential for operational success and attainment of the common goal of defending the nation.

The COAS said that commanders as leaders in the military, should ensure interoperability, integration and synergy with other services, security stakeholders, as well as Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya and Commandant, Air Force War College, AVM Shayo Olatunde when COAS delivered lecture for participants of Course 8/22 in Makurdi on Friday (19/8/22)

Earlier, Commandant of the College, AVM Shayo Olatunde, said the training in military strategic leadership was critical in developing the capacity of participants, as future military leaders.

Olatunde expressed appreciation to Yahaya, saying he was the first COAS to deliver a lecture in the college.

Meanwhile, Yahaya has inaugurated the newly constructed 4-bedroom official residence of the Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Markurdi.

According to Nwachukwu, the COAS said the project was part of effort to meet the welfare of personnel and empower RSMs in the Nigerian army.

“The COAS emphasised that the project is one of the welfare programmes aimed at regenerating and strengthening the office of the RSM as custodians of discipline and regimentation in the Nigerian army.

“He charged all RSMs to ensure discipline was maintained in all formations and units of the army.

“Gen. Yahaya also inaugurated the newly renovated Command Children School as part of several civil military cooperation efforts of the Nigerian army.

“The Commandant Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Maj.-Gen. Joseph Omali, said the newly inaugurated project would inevitably bring succour to both personnel and the civil community,” he added.

Present at the inauguration of the project were the Chief of Operations (Army). Maj.-Gen. Olufemi Akinjobi, Provost Marshal (Army). Maj.-Gen Robert Aiyenigba, Chief of Military Intelligence (Army), Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Salihu and Commander Operation Whirl Stroke, Maj.-Gen. Kevin Aligbe.

Others are Air Officer Commanding, Tactical Air Command, AVM Precious Amadi and Commandant, Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies, Brig.-Gen. Yahaya Abdulhamid. (NAN)



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