Don’t let Nigeria down” – Defence Chief admonishes troops

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By Sumaila Ogbaje

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa, has called on army Commanders and troops not to let Nigeria down in the on-going efforts to tackle security challenges.

Musa made the call on Monday in Abuja at the Army Headquarters Operations Centre after receiving briefs on engagements of troops in various theatres of operations.

Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, stated that the CDS commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, Principal Staff Officers, Field Commanders and troops for their dedication and sacrifice.

He added that the military had remained selfless in its service to humanity while providing support to civil authorities as required by law.

Musa admonished commanders at all levels to be focused, committed and professional in steering the affairs of their various commands to expedite the restoration of peace and stability in the country.

He charged them to lead by example and to provide result-oriented leadership and mentorship to the junior leaders of the Nigerian Army.

The defence chief urged troops to remain resilient and ensure collaboration and inter-agency cooperation in the conduct of their operations to mitigate security challenges.

He assured the troops of the support of President Bola Tinubu and appreciated the president for his interventions in the Armed Forces of Nigeria, since his assumption of office.

Musa charged troops to support INEC, the lead agency in Saturday’s off-cycle governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi and to adhere strictly to the code of conduct guiding troops during elections.

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“We have a task ahead and we cannot afford to let our country down. We have the support of Mr President and the nation at large,’’ Nwachukwu quoted Musa as saying. (NAN) (

Edited by Benson Iziama/Alli Hakeem


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