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COAS Flags Off 2022 Commanding Officers Workshop In Sokoto

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COAS Flags Off 2022 Commanding Officers Workshop In Sokoto

BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya today flagged off the 2022 Nigerian Army’s second Commanding Officers’s workshop at the Giginya Barracks in Sokoto State. 

Farouk who reiterated that training and retraining of personnel is very critical towards achieving success, added that, doing so also help equip officers with global best practices. 

While noting that Nigerian security agencies are working round the clock to ensure security of all, the COAS used the avenue to thank President Muhammdu Buhari and governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwl for their continues support to the security agencies. 

“”All aspects of training activities must be inline with acceptable practices. Training will continue to receive priority to attain the desired professional requirements to bring to an end the plethora of security challenges confronting the country at the moment.

“”It is therefore, my hope that the workshop will go along way to redirect the perspective of our personnel on how best to provide practical solutions to the contemporary security challenges confronting Nigeria. 

Participating Commanding Officers in a group picture with the COAS, Sultan of Sokoto and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal today in Giginya Barracks, Sokoto.

The 2022 workshop has it’s theme as, “”Equipping Maintenance and Operational Efficiency: The Role of Operational and Tactical Level Commanders in the Nigerian Army as well s Sister Services Through Interagency Cooperation””.

In a welcome address, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 8 Div Maj Gen Uwem Bassey noted that the several operations been undertaken by the Division gives them an insight to talk on the activities of bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and rustlers amongst others.

The GOC further encourage participants to bring their wealth of knowledge to bear towards finding lasting solutions to the spare of insecurity. 

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Earlier, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111 in his Goodwill message thank the Nigerian Army for their sefless services they are rendering to their fatherland.

“”Once a General, always a General. I am happy to be in the midst of security personnel always. They are doing their best and, we will continue to pray for them”” Sultan noted 

Continuing, Sultan said such workshops are very important as it is good to always exchange ideas amongst security agencies. 

“”We will continue to pray for you and our country for peace. The theme of the workshop is very important. But the best equipment is as good as the person holding it. Continue to do your best no matter wherever you find yourself. 

On his part, the State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal maintained that the state has very good relationship with all security agencies in Sokoto.

Tambuwal further noted that inter-agency cooperation is very fundamental in the quest and drive towards establishment of peace in our dear country. 

“”No doubts, the security agencies have their challenges, but we will continue to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority to more and more supply of equipment. However,  equally most important is maintaining the ones available to help in achieving  strategic results”. Tambuwal submitted. 

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