Army Chief visits Depot, NASMP, ASPT, NMS; tasks troops on alertness, vigilance in discharge of their duties


He gave the charge while addressing instructors at Depot Nigerian Army, Nigerian Military School (NMS), Directorate of Army Physical Training (DAPT), and Army School of Physical Training (ASPT).


Gen Yahaya reiterated that, the current security challenges call for all to be vigilant, urging them to conduct themselves professionally, while adhering  to the rules of engagement and standard operating procedures.


The COAS reassured the  troops that since assumption of Command, he has placed high premium on the welfare of officers, soldiers and their families, adding that delibrate steps have been taken to address the challenges associated with accommodation in Chindit Cantonment. 


He further stated that in demonstration of his resolve, he has embarked on the assessment visit to obtain first hand information on the level of renovation work going on in the cantonment. 


He restated that welfare will continue to be given the desired attention under his watch even as he  commended troops for their selfless service and urged them to keep the flag flying in defence of fatherland and service to humanity. 


He said this is necessary to justify the confidence of the  President, Commanderi-in-Chief reposes on the Armed Forces of Nigeria. 


On arrival at the Cantonment, the COAS was received by the Commandant Depot Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Aminu Chinade at the Buffalo Haven, who briefed him on the security situation as well as the state of development in the cantonment and its environs.


In a similar vein the COAS has emphasized that discipline remains the bedrock of the Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional roles.


He made the assertion on Thursday 7 October 2021,  when he visited the Nigerian Army School of Military Police (NASMP), the Nigerian Army School of Legal Services (NASLS) and the 11 Field Engineer Regiment (11 FER,) co-located at Basawa Barracks, Zaria, Kaduna State.


The COAS also charged NA personnel to sustain synergy with their counterparts from the sister services and other security agencies during Joint Operations. 


During his welcome address, the Commandant NASMP Brigadier General Mathias Oyinmiebi Erebulu appreciated the COAS for finding time in his busy schedule to visit the school and for the recent approval for the  renovation of some blocks of accomodation in the barracks, following years of neglect and infrastructural decay. 


He equally lauded the COAS for also approving the purchase of vehicles and a new 100KVA generator for the NASMP, Power Bikes for Military Police riders, construction of class rooms and kitchen for the NASLS, and the construction of boreholes, transit accomodation for officers, reconstruction of collapsed sewage tanks, erection of parameter fence for the barracks, amongst others. 


Senior officers at the event were the Provost Marshall (Army) Maj Gen Robert Aiyenigba, General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Maj Gen Kabiru Muktar, Acting Chief of Military Intelligence Brig Gen Danladi Salihu, Commandant Depot NA, Brig Gen Aminu Chinade, Commandant Nigerian Military School, Brig Gen Jonathan Aun, Director, Army Physical Training, Nigerian Army School of physical Training, Brig Gen Abdul Rahaman, Brig Gen Olawale Fawole, Commandant and Chief of Staff to COAS Brig Gen Aminu Umar, amongst others.

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