Nigeria’s Army Chief urges Military Commanders to promote synergy
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has called on Commanders in the Nigerian Army and military to promote synergy with other security stakeholders as they fight to surmount current security challenges bedevilling the nation.
General Yahaya made the call while delivering a lecture titled; “Military Strategic Leadership: My Perspective,” to participants of Course 8/22 of the Nigerian Air Force War College in Markurdi, Benue state on Friday 19 August 2022.
Speaking further the Chief of Army Staff said it is the responsibility of all Commanders as leaders in the military to ensure interoperability, integration and synergy with other services, security stakeholders, as well as Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
He also explained that synergy and cordial working relationships with all stakeholders in the security sector are essential for operational success and the attainment of the common goal of defending the nation.
The College Commandant, Air Vice Marshal Shayo Olatunde noted that training in military strategic leadership is critical to the capacity development of participants of the college, whom he described as military leaders of the future.
He expressed appreciation to Gen Yahaya, noting that he is the first COAS to deliver a lecture in the college.
In another development, the COAS also commissioned a newly constructed 4 bedroom official residence for the Regiment Sergeant Majors, Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering(NASME), Markurdi.
According to a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, this is to ensure adequate personnel welfare and empowerment of Regimental Sergeant Majors(RSM) in the Nigerian Army.
While commissioning the project, the COAS emphasised that the project is one of the welfare programmes aimed at regenerating and strengthening the office of the RSM as custodians of discipline and regimentation in the NA.
He charged all RSMs to ensure discipline is maintained in all formations and units of the NA. Gen Yahaya also commissioned the newly renovated Command Children School as part of several civil-military cooperation efforts of the NA.
The Commandant of Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Major General Joseph Omali, while speaking on the projects, pointed out, that the newly inaugurated projects will inevitably bring succour to both personnel and the civil community.