The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya has assured Nigerian soldiers currently occupying the South East that they will be supplied with needed equipment.
Yahaya who said this while on a visit to the region, Abakpa Cantonment, where he was received at the 82 Division, Enugu State, charged his men to be selfless in discharging their duties.
This was the first time the Chief of Army Staff visited the region since his appointment.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, in a release said the army chief on his “maiden operational visit to 82 Division Area of Responsibility said his administration would provide troops with the requisite support including improved welfare and equipment to discharge their responsibilities effectively.”
The army spokesman said, “The General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja expressed the commitment of the Division to tackle all threats to national security in Southeastern Nigeria. He lauded the COAS’ concern for the well-being of troops and timely operational visit to the Division Area of Responsibility, adding that the visit will shore up troops’ morale as they perform their duties.
“Earlier, the COAS had commissioned a remodelled Quarter Guard building, which provides office and accomodation for troops on duty. He commended the GOC for executing the project and urged the end users to utilise the facility to improve their professional output.
“Similarly, Gen Yahaya paid a courtesy visit to Ground Training Command of the Nigerian Air Force. He commended the synergy existing between the Nigerian Army and the Air Force, pledging to sustain it for the success of military operations. He expressed appreciation for the ‘fantastic job the NAF is doing in support of Land forces in the fight against insurgency and banditry.”