Nigerian Army is undergoing vigorous transformation – COAS

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has revealed that the Nigerian Army (NA) is currently undergoing vigorous and rare operational, administrative and structural transformation to shore up its capabilities and efficiency in confronting emerging security challenges.

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations, in a statement, noted that the COAS made the revelation when he addressed troops at the Headquarters, 2 Division, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, Ibadan.

According to him, Gen Lagbaja noted further that since his assumption of command, the Nigerian Army has continued to receive the support of the Federal Government in the form of logistics, combat enablers and welfare support schemes to motivate troops for optimal operational efficiency.

Gen Lagbaja catalogued the interventions received from the government to include, clearing the backlog of Group Life Insurance scheme payment to Next of Kins of deceased personnel, Implementation of NA Accident Insurance scheme, Sponsorship cum scholarships for children, among others.

He charged the troops to reciprocate the Federal Government’s support by remaining loyal to the Constitution and Government of the Federation, just as he lauded the troops for continuing to neutralize security threats and upholding the integrity of the Division’s area of responsibility, thereby enabling peace and harmony in North West Nigeria.

He assured them that the challenges confronting the Division will receive appropriate attention, adding that troops’ welfare is paramount in his agenda.

He called on the troops not to be left behind in the wave of transformation billowing across the Nigerian Army.