By Sumaila Ogbaje, Abuja.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has called on military commanders to promote synergy and cordiality with other stakeholders, in the efforts to surmount the nation’s security challenges.
Yahaya made the call, while delivering a lecture on Military Strategic Leadership: My Perspective to participants of the Nigerian Air Force War College Course 8/2022.
This is contained in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday in Abuja.
Yahaya said that building synergy and cordial working relationship with all stakeholders in the security sector was essential for operational success and attainment of the common goal of defending the nation.
The COAS stressed that commanders, as leaders in the military, should ensure interoperability, integration and synergy with other services, security stakeholders, as well as Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Earlier, Commandant of the College, AVM Shayo Olatunde, said that the training in military strategic leadership was critical in developing the capacity of participants, as future military leaders.
Olatunde expressed appreciation to Yahaya, noting that he was the first COAS to deliver a lecture in the college.
Meanwhile, Yahaya has inaugurated the newly constructed 4-bedroom official residence of the Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Markurdi.
The COAS said that the project was part of designed efforts to meet the welfare needs of personnel and empower RSMs in the Nigerian Army.
Yahaya emphasised that the project was one of the welfare programmes aimed at regenerating and strengthening the Office of the RSM as custodians of discipline and regimentation in the Nigerian Army.
He charged all RSMs to ensure that discipline was maintained in all formations and units of the Army.
Besides, Yahaya also inaugurated the newly renovated Command Children School, as part of the civil-military cooperation efforts of the Nigerian Army.
The Commandant of Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Maj.-Gen. Joseph Omali, said that the newly inaugurated project would inevitably bring succour to both Army personnel and the civil community.
Present at the inauguration of the project were the Chief of Operations (Army). Maj.-Gen. Olufemi Akinjobi, Provost Marshal (Army). Maj.-Gen Robert Aiyenigba, Chief of Military Intelligence (Army), Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Salihu and Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, Maj.-Gen. Kevin Aligbe.
Others include Air Officer Commanding, Tactical Air Command, AVM Precious Amadi and Commandant, Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies, Brig.-Gen. Yahaya Abdulhamid.