Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, has charged soldiers to be combat ready and maintain physical fitness.
He said the Nigeria Army and, indeed, the Division would continue to make training and re-training its key driver in order to get all officers and soldiers ready for combat deployment.
“As the Nigerian Army continues to professionalise, training has continued to assume greater emphasis.
“Fortunately, at this point in time, we have a Chief of Army Staff who has made training a key objective in his command philosophy,” he said.
“We expect a fair competition. We have unbiased umpires to do justice to the competition and they will conduct it with known laid down rules and regulation,” he said.
The four formations under the Division are taking part in the five-day competition.
The formations include: 13 Brigade, Calabar; 14 Brigade, Ohafia; 82 Division Garrison and 44 Engineers/54 Signals Brigade, Enugu. (NAN)