Maj.-Gen. Hilary Nzan, Commander of 4 Special Forces with Headquarters in Doma, Nasarawa State has attributed the successes the army made recently in dislodging bandits and other criminal elements in the country to the leadership style of Lt-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
The commander gave the commendation at the closing ceremony of the five-day training of the special operation code named ”Operation Planning Cadre” at the 401 Officers Mess in Makurdi, Benue State.
Maj. Joseph Afolasade, the Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the command, disclosed this in a statement to newsmen on Thursday in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital.
Maj.-Gen. Nzan also commended the COAS for providing the Nigerian Army with the necessary support at all times to strengthen its capacity and boost the moral of the troops in the field.
He urged army personnel that they must continue to remain discipline, and loyal to the constituted authority and the constitution of the country.
“Let me inform you that our professional conduct and service delivery must remain in line with the Command Philosophy of the Chief of Army Staff in pursuance of our constitutional roles.
“Our state of discipline, fighting efficiency dedication and loyalty to the constitution must be above board.
“I, implore you all to uphold the cherished norms and traditions of the Nigerian Army and your respective services to embark on virtues that will positively project our image in general,” Major General Nzan said.
The Commander expressed his sincere appreciation to the facilitators for their invaluable contributions and for availing the officers with their wealth of experience throughout the cadre.
He also commended all participants for their active participations which made the training session lively and intellectually stimulating.
“It gives me immense joy and a sense of fulfilment to state that for the past five days we have witnessed a cadre which has been quite exciting and thought provoking.
“You will agree with me that the presenters have been quite brilliant in their presentations while the participants have made useful contributions that have enriched the cadre.
“I was very much impressed with the level of contributions and discussions that ensued after each presentation.
“The cadre was basically designed to broaden officers’ perspectives on contemporary issues affecting us as military men and as stakeholders of the larger security architecture of the country,” he added.
Maj.-Gen. Nzan further said that it was his expectation that the diverse issues discussed and lessons learned would be put to use in the performance of their duty for the overall benefit of the country.
He pointed out that it was only when that was achieved that their five days workshop would be well justified. (NAN).