THE Nigerian Army has restated its determination to remain non-partisan ahead of the 2019 general election.
While inaugurating a 200hp gunboat for troops of Sector 3, Operation Delta Safe, in Ogoloma, Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State, The General Officer Major-General Jamil Sarham, made this remark.
Also launching a 25-bed space transit accommodation for soldiers, Gen. Jamil cautioned operatives of the security outfit to continue to be professional in carrying out their duties and remain neutral.
He promised that the Nigerian Army would ensure the existence of a peaceful environment conducive for the conduct of the forthcoming general election.
He said: “Let me say here that as the election year of 2019 approaches, Nigerian Army must be apolitical and non-partisan, but will provide a peaceful environment for the election. Soldiers must be non-partisan at all times,”
Stressing on the welfare of the Soldiers,
He said, “If you want troops to operate optimally, welfare is important. If you are not selfish, you must always have the wellbeing and welfare of your troops in mind and I think Oloyede understood this. I congratulate you, commend you and as well spur you to do more.
“To the troops, it is often said that to whom much is given, much is expected. There is a need to pay back by performing more and be more dedicated in order to meet up with our mandate.”
Meanwhile, in an earlier publication by the Nigerian insider news, General Burutai urged the Army to remain apolitical for effectiveness.