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Teamwork, Regular Training  Essential In Military Formations Towards Achieving Successful Operations – COAS


By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan

COAS has confirmed that teamwork and regular training of soldiers are key in military formations.

Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Faruk Yahaya has on Monday emphasized the importance of teamwork and regular training of soldiers in achieving successful operations.

Speaking as a special guest of honour at the Obstacle Crossing Ground of Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, 2 Division Ojoo Ibadan during the Inter-Division Combat Company Obstacle Crossing Competition 2022, Lt. General Yahaya maintained that training plays a vital roles in bolstering effectiveness and professional competence of troops of the Nigeria Army.

The Chief of Army Staff who was ably represented by Major General Erema Akerejola, the Corp Commander of the Nigerian Army Supply and Transport while speaking on the importance of the competition said, “that team work is important to obstacles crossing as well in all aspects of the military formations.”

He said, “Training plays a vital roles in bolstering effectiveness and professional competence of troops of the Nigerian Army, it is for this reasons the Nigerian Army ensure regular training and healthy competitions among troops at all levels, it is therefore important to charge all participants of this inter-division combat company obstacle crossing competition to take the activities outlined for this week seriously.

“It is only by this that you will all benefit maximally from this competition, I must also emphasize that team work is important to obstacles crossing as in all aspect of the military, a selected team of impartial judges have been carefully drained to ensure smooth conduct and assessment of the competition devoid of favoritism and victimization.

“I will therefore keenly follow with interest and urge to emplace measure for hitch free event, hence all participants and officials are to ensure good sportsmanship and abide by the rules to enable the attainment of my vision, it is hoped that all competitors will make good use of this competition to deepen comradeship and be a good ambassador of their formations.”

“Finally I wish all the competitors successful in this competition you should have aimed that achieving the overall purposes of this event and also be conscious of safety and security and comradeship while participating on this note it is my pleasure to declare this inter-Division Combat Company obstacle Crossing Competition 2022 open.” Faruk said.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Garrison Commanding Officer, GOC of 2 Division, Maj. General Aminu Chinade said, “It is my believe that all the participants have all settled down for this event, it is an established fact that training plays a vital roles in the growth and developed every organizations.

“To the military, regular training especially physical fitness training at all levels remains a critical requirement for building troops capacity to effectively discharge their roles, in this regards the inter- division combat company obstacle crossing competition 2022 is a significant among training and event in Nigeria Army designed to develop our capabilities to meet contemporary security challenges as we all know the Nigeria Army is currently engage in various operations in attacking among others terrorism, insurgency, banditry and other threats in various part of the country.”

“There is no doubt that we cannot live up to expectations without level on professional and competence, this can only be achieved through training, the obstacles competition we are to commence is a climax of series of physical training activities towards at aiming through your performances in the ongoing fight against aforementioned security challenges, indeed the competition is in tandem with the Chief of Army staff vision which is to have a professional Nigeria Army ready to accomplish assigned mission within the joint environment and Defence of Nigeria.”

“Permit me to highlight some of the benefits from the event of today, inter division combat company obstacle crossing competition will cover important ingredient of soldering that are very important to the discharge of your roles notable among these are the use of initiative, teamwork, endurance, resilience, Espri de Corp and spirit of sportsmanship.”

“I therefore urge all of you to participate actively in order to drive maximum benefit from the training. At this juncture I wish to acknowledge the support of our special guest of honour and our amiable Chief of Army staff Lt general Faruk Yahaya to the division and in particular for the successful Plano and conduct of today’s occasion, permit to also appreciate the sister security agencies and all others security services who have honoured our invitation that we are making progress in our joint drive towards tackling insecurity in our own dear nation.” General Chinade said.

The formations that are participating for the year 2022 Inter-Division Combat Company Obstacle Crossing Competition are 1 Division Kaduna, 2 Division Ibadan, 3 Division Jos, 6 Division Port Harcourt, 81 Division Lagos, 82 Division Enugu, Army Headquaters Garrison Abuja.

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