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Chief of Army Staff Concludes First Quarter Conference 2024 (Photos)

Chief of Army Staff Concludes First Quarter Conference 2024 (Photos)

Chief of Army Staff Concludes First Quarter Conference 2024 (Photos)

By Ayshatu S. Rabo

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen TA Lagbaja NAM GSS psc(+) usawc CM FCM FCMH MSS, on Thursday, 18th April 2024, brought the Chief of Army Staff’s First Quarter Conference 2024 to a close at the Command Officers Mess 1 in Asokoro.

The conference, a significant gathering of top brass within the Nigerian Army, served as a platform for brainstorming, appraisal, and strategic planning.

In his remarks, the COAS extended a warm welcome to all participants and members of the press, acknowledging their vital role in the proceedings. He expressed appreciation for the positive reportage on the conference’s opening session, highlighting the importance of such engagement with the media.

Throughout the three-day conference, key issues pertaining to the Nigerian Army’s activities were deliberated upon, including training, operational strategies, and administrative matters crucial to national security. The COAS noted with satisfaction the implementation of decisions taken during the Annual Conference held in Maiduguri in December 2023, describing the outcomes as largely satisfactory.

A highlight of the conference was the comprehensive updates provided by formation commanders, the Theater Commander Op HADIN KAI, and the Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force. These updates shed light on the activities of their respective forces and underscored the collaborative efforts in addressing security challenges.

The COAS also emphasized the importance of welfare schemes for soldiers, particularly the Affordable Home Ownership Option for All Soldiers (AHOOAS). This initiative aims to alleviate the hardships faced by soldiers in securing personal accommodation for post-service life and garnered extensive deliberation during the conference.

In a bid to appreciate the contributions of outgoing senior-level commanders, the COAS introduced the Formation Command Appreciation/Recognition Plaque. This recognition serves to encourage commanders and acknowledge their modest contributions towards national development.

Furthermore, new measures were announced to enhance the transition process for incoming commanders, ensuring continuity and effective leadership within formations. The COAS underscored the importance of maintaining discipline and courage in the face of adversity, urging personnel to remain vigilant and resolute.

In closing, the COAS expressed gratitude to all participants for their dedication and sincerity throughout the conference. He commended the organizers for a successful event and assured that decisions reached would be disseminated promptly for implementation.

The COAS also extended appreciation to the press for their invaluable role and thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his unwavering support of the Nigerian Army. He reiterated the Army’s commitment to ensuring the security of lives and properties across the country, urging law-abiding citizens to continue supporting their efforts.

With the Chief of Army Staff’s First Quarter Conference 2024 officially closed, participants were wished a safe journey back to their respective destinations as they continue their service to the nation.

 Chief of Army Staff Concludes First Quarter Conference 2024 (Photos)

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