Redouble efforts towards restoring peace, army charges personnel

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The Commander, Nigerian Army Infantry Corps, Maj.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, has urged personnel of the Nigerian Army to redouble their efforts towards the restoration of peace and security to troubled parts of the country.

Ezugwu made the call at the opening of the Sensitisation Workshop for personnel organised by Army Headquarters Garrison on Tuesday in Abuja.

The workshop had the theme, “Upholding Ethics of the Nigerian Army and Promoting Professionalism and Social Responsibility of the Nigerian Soldier.”

According to him, the Nigerian army is faced with the challenges of confronting multi-faceted and multi-dimensional threats to the national security of the country.

“The need to have a common understanding of where we are as an army, what is expected of us and where we are heading to, is very crucial to professionally defeating real and perceived threats by having events such as this which seeks to educate troops on their core competences as soldiers,” he said.

Ezugwu commended the Commander, Army Headquarters Garrison, Maj.-Gen. Kabir Garba, for organising the workshop.

He said the soldiering profession was guided by ethics, professionalism and social responsibility, which were the major focus of the topics discussed during the workshop.

The infantry commander commended the all-inclusiveness of the workshop by inviting other sister agencies, particularly the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

According to him, it is in consonance with the vision of the COAS, which identified the focal philosophy of the Nigerian army to adopt deliberate mechanisms of operating in a joint environment.

“I am also glad that the workshop seeks to enlighten personnel on the need to uphold the core values, ethics and other traditional tenets of soldiering in the Nigerian Army.

“Furthermore, this workshop seeks to address the issues of trafficking of persons which are necessary for the safety of the children, wards and dependants of our personnel.

“I am highly optimistic that the purpose of this workshop will be achieved and the knowledge gained thereafter will improve our individual and collective professional capacity.

“I want to conclude by urging all of you to redouble your efforts in promoting all measures that are necessary for the restoration of total peace and security to our beloved fatherland,” he said.
The Commander of AHQ Garrison, Maj.-Gen. Kabir Garba, said the workshop was an indication of the premium the COAS placed on training in the Nigerian Army.
Garba said the current security challenges coupled with the complex operating environment made it imperative to develop and improve on the core competencies of army personnel.
He said this was to enlighten them on socio-economic vices such as trafficking in persons and kidnapping that could hinder their ability to remain focused on their professional responsibilities.
According to him, it is for this reason that the army is partnering NAPTIP to address these social vices.
He said the workshop was designed to equip army personnel with the skills and mindset needed to better protect and preserve the cherished image of the service in an increasingly complex operating environment.
The Garrison commander said the workshop would further broaden the understanding of participants on key concepts relating to trafficking in persons as well as the requisite skills required to identify traffickers and trafficked persons.
“To this end, participants of this workshop are drawn from all the AHQ Departments and Formations within Abuja.
“The collaboration between the army and NAPTIP in this regard will go a long way towards promoting Civil Military Relations, especially with key government agencies.
“This is important as the Nigerian army is among the first line responders as far as tackling the vices of kidnapping and trafficking in persons is concerned,” he said.

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Redouble efforts towards restoring peace, army charges personnel
The Commander, Nigerian Army Infantry Corps, Maj.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, has urged personnel of the Nigerian Army to redouble their efforts towards the restoration of peace and security to troubled parts of the country.

Ezugwu made the call at the opening of the Sensitisation Workshop for personnel organised by Army Headquarters Garrison on Tuesday in Abuja.

The workshop had the theme, “Upholding Ethics of the Nigerian Army and Promoting Professionalism and Social Responsibility of the Nigerian Soldier.”

According to him, the Nigerian army is faced with the challenges of confronting multi-faceted and multi-dimensional threats to the national security of the country.

“The need to have a common understanding of where we are as an army, what is expected of us and where we are heading to, is very crucial to professionally defeating real and perceived threats by having events such as this which seeks to educate troops on their core competences as soldiers,” he said.

Ezugwu commended the Commander, Army Headquarters Garrison, Maj.-Gen. Kabir Garba, for organising the workshop.

He said the soldiering profession was guided by ethics, professionalism and social responsibility, which were the major focus of the topics discussed during the workshop.

The infantry commander commended the all-inclusiveness of the workshop by inviting other sister agencies, particularly the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

According to him, it is in consonance with the vision of the COAS, which identified the focal philosophy of the Nigerian army to adopt deliberate mechanisms of operating in a joint environment.

“I am also glad that the workshop seeks to enlighten personnel on the need to uphold the core values, ethics and other traditional tenets of soldiering in the Nigerian Army.

“Furthermore, this workshop seeks to address the issues of trafficking of persons which are necessary for the safety of the children, wards and dependants of our personnel.

“I am highly optimistic that the purpose of this workshop will be achieved and the knowledge gained thereafter will improve our individual and collective professional capacity.

“I want to conclude by urging all of you to redouble your efforts in promoting all measures that are necessary for the restoration of total peace and security to our beloved fatherland,” he said.

The Commander of AHQ Garrison, Maj.-Gen. Kabir Garba, said the workshop was an indication of the premium the COAS placed on training in the Nigerian Army.

Garba said the current security challenges coupled with the complex operating environment made it imperative to develop and improve on the core competencies of army personnel.

He said this was to enlighten them on socio-economic vices such as trafficking in persons and kidnapping that could hinder their ability to remain focused on their professional responsibilities.

According to him, it is for this reason that the army is partnering NAPTIP to address these social vices.

He said the workshop was designed to equip army personnel with the skills and mindset needed to better protect and preserve the cherished image of the service in an increasingly complex operating environment.

The Garrison commander said the workshop would further broaden the understanding of participants on key concepts relating to trafficking in persons as well as the requisite skills required to identify traffickers and trafficked persons.

“To this end, participants of this workshop are drawn from all the AHQ Departments and Formations within Abuja.

“The collaboration between the army and NAPTIP in this regard will go a long way towards promoting Civil Military Relations, especially with key government agencies.

“This is important as the Nigerian army is among the first line responders as far as tackling the vices of kidnapping and trafficking in persons is concerned,” he said.

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