By Saidu Adamu
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has issued a stern warning to all officers and troopers within the Nigerian Army to keep away from politics.
Buratai, represented by the Commander, Infantry Corps, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, gave the warning on Saturday on the commencement ceremony of officers who underwent a Regimentation and Leadership coaching of the 64 RC and SSC 44 course on the 20 Infantry Battalion Serti, Taraba.
“Leave politics to the politicians and concentrate on your chosen career” he famous.
He charged the graduating officers to make use of the information and expertise acquired throughout their coaching to assist in tackling the present safety challenges within the nation.
The COAS mentioned the relevance of the simply concluded course of their profession as commissioned officers can’t be overemphasised.
Buratai mentioned ” it’s pertinent to state that the latest positive aspects of the Nigeria Army within the North-East and different inner safety operations everywhere in the nation is anticipated to current the challenges of a rising rank of felony parts and felony actions”.
“Such challenges had been characterised by kidnapping, assassination, sabotage, armed theft and different act of terrorism, he famous whereas urging them to guide by instance.
“I therefore urged you to keep alive the knowledge acquired so that you will give a good account of yourselves by adding value to the Nigeria Army in your respective capacities”.
Earlier, the Commanding Officer of the 20 Battalion Lt.- Col. Anwar Abdullahi, mentioned that the 206 graduating college students who had earlier completed from the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) had been assembled in Oct 2017.
He mentioned the goals of the course was to boost the proficiency of the officers on weapon dealing with, marksmanship and capturing expertise .
Others embody regimentation, customs, ethics and custom of Nigeria Army and Junior Leadership coaching amongst others.