The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Faruk Yahaya, has tasked the newly passed out recruits of the Nigerian Army to be ready to serve their fatherland wherever they are posted to.
The army chief, who stated this yesterday at the passing out parade of the 81 Regular Recruit intakes of the Depot, Nigerian Army, Chindit Barracks Cantonment, Zaria, also charged them to obey all legitimate orders issued by their superior officers, no matter how unpleasant.
He reminded them that Nigeria is currently facing numerous security challenges, amongst them Boko Haram terrorists, armed bandits, kidnappers, secessionist agitators and other criminal elements.
“These challenges can only be surmounted by collective resolves and efforts of every officer and soldiers of the Nigerian Army, including those of you passing out today.
“I, therefore, urge you all to apply the mental, physical and moral training acquired over the past few months, at your respective units, formations and corps,” he said.
While tasking them to upload the Nigerian Army core values, the COAS also directed them to maintain professionalism and high standard, as well as be good ambassadors of the Nigerian Army.
The total number 4,820 recruits passed out in the 81 RR intake of the Depot, Nigeria Army, Zaria