Nigeria restates commitment to secure territorial integrity

David Adekunle, Lagos

The Nigerian Army has reiterated its commitment to securing the territorial integrity of the country.

The General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Major General Isidore Edet said this at the closing ceremony of the competition for warrant officers and senior non-commissioned officers in 9 Brigade, Lagos.

Major General Edet congratulated the officers for participating in the competition.

“There is no substitute to training especially in the armed forces. It is in respect to that that the Nigerian Army deemed it fit to program this particular competition for this period. You know we are responsible for securing the territorial integrity of this country and we can only do that if we train well and work hard,” he explained.

He said what had been witnessed today proved that the army was up to the task at securing the territorial integrity of the country.

He urged the participant to keep up the good work.

Satisfaction
The 9 brigade Commander, Brigadier General Sanni Mohammed expressed satisfaction with the drilling, stressing that training and retraining was paramount.

The competition which aimed at testing the proficiency of officers on weapon handling and map reading for effective military operations was also to test the warrant officers and senior non-commissioned officers on obstacles crossing.

Rewards
The units who partook in the competition included 9 Brigade, 35 Artillery Brigade, 45 Division Engineers and 81 Division Garrison.

At the end of the competition, 9brigade came first as 35 Artillery came second while 81 Division claimed third and 45 division got fourth position.

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