The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has reiterated the army’s commitment to building a professional army that can guarantee security.
Yahaya stated this while declaring open the combined directorate of army physical training officers’ conference and maiden seminar held at the Army School of Physical Training on Monday in Zaria.
The COAS was represented by Maj.-Gen. Abubakar Ndalolo, the Director, Training Army Headquarters.
He said the conference as apt and a proof that the directorate of Army Physical Training would reposition itself to meet contemporary challenges of the army.
He said the innovative steps taken by the directorate was in line with his vision to build a professional army ready to accomplish assigned mission within a joint environment in the defence of the country.
He urged all tactical level commanders and other participants to make the most use of the interactive sessions in view of efforts at repositioning the army.
The COAS appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari’s relentless support to the army as well as the defence minister and chief of defence staff for their continue support.
Yahaya also appreciate the untiring support for the Nigerian Army.
Fawole requested for the provision of water, road, electricity and perimetre fence at the new headquarters complex for effective service delivery.
He said officers and soldiers of the physical training would be grateful as you graciously assist through approval for these next stages of the construction.(NAN)