Imbibe discipline, core values of Nigerian Army —GOC urges AWOs
Major General AE Abubakar, General Officer Commanding 3 Division Nigerian Army/Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), has challenged Nigerian Army Warrant Officers to maintain discipline and the Nigerian Army’s Core Values.
The GOC made the remarks recently at a cocktail party conducted at the 3 Division Small Arms Range in Miango Jos in recognition of candidates for the Warrant Officers to Master Warrant Officers Promotion Board 2023.
General Abubakar, the event’s Special Guest of Honour, stated that the exercise was aimed at the continued development, career progression, and training of people in accordance with the Command Philosophy of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
“The current dynamic security threats have necessitated the need for continuous training and re-training of personnel for optimum performance in the field”, he averred.
The GOC/Commander OPSH, further added that the promotion board was an annual event in the Nigerian Army for elevation to the enviable rank of Master Warrant Officer adding that it was also an avenue for testing the proficiency of Warrant Officers in weapon handling, drill, regimentation as well as physical fitness and skills on trade proficiency.
He commended the President of the Board, Brig Gen Ralph Nnebiefe, and other board members for the successful conduct of the exercise without recording a single casualty despite the rigors involved which he said was achieved as a result of diligent and meticulous planning.
The GOC further thanked the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TA Lagbaja NAM for the strategic guidance as well as the unflinching and relentless support to the Division which was responsible for the numerous successes recorded by the Division within the Joint Operations Areas.
He also expressed gratitude to the COAS for approving all of the logistics required for the exercise’s success.
The Commander 3 Division Garrison, Chief of Staff, Principal Staff Officers, and Commanders of associated units and formations of 3 Armoured Division attended the ceremony.