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Lagbaja Urges Troops to Maintain Diligence in Defense of National Territorial Integrity

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has called on the troops of the Nigerian Army (NA) to uphold their diligence and continue fulfilling their constitutional duties in safeguarding Nigeria’s territorial integrity.

He delivered this message during a keynote address at the recently concluded West African Social Activities (WASA) event of the Joint Nigerian Army Combat Service Support Corps and Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Management (NACOLM) for the end of the year 2023.

The event was held at the Command Children School playground in Barracks Yaba, Lagos, on February 24, 2024.

Representing the COAS at the ceremony, Major General Mohammed Usman, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 81 Division, praised the Combat Service Support Corps and NACOLM for upholding the longstanding NA tradition of the annual WASA. He encouraged them to translate this collaborative effort into effective and efficient delivery of Combat Service Support in operational environments.

The COAS reiterated his unwavering support for the Combat Service Support Corps, aiming to help them sustain and enhance their capabilities in 2024 following the significant achievements they have made in the preceding year.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Corps Commander Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (NAEME), Major General Hassan Tafida on behalf of Combat Service Support Corps and NACOLM thanked God for the event and welcome the Special Guest of Honour Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja and expressed delight to all the invited guest for honouring their invitation with their presence. He equally thanked the COAS for graciously granting approval and providing the resources for the joint WASA.

General Tafida avered that the out gone training year, the Combat Service Support Corps has contributed immediately to the overall successes recorded by the NA operations in the North East, North West and other operations in the country such as Ex GOLDEN DOWN, Ex STILL WATERS amongst others. He stressed that these exercises has gone along way to curtailing the criminal activities across the Country. He further encouraged the combat service support Corps to re- double their efforts for the better logistics support to all NA activities in the year ahead.

Highlights of the event were the inter Corps and NACOLM Tug of War and the presentation of awards to deserving Soldiers. other side attractions were the cultural display and performance by various cultural troupes to the admiration of all. The occasion was well attended by both serving and retired senior military officers, heads of sister security agencies, soldiers and their families amongst several other distinguished invited guests.

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