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Defence of Nigeria’s Territorial Integrity: COAS Urges Troops to remain diligent

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The  Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has urged the troops of the Nigerian Army (NA) to remain diligent and continue to discharge their constitutional roles in defence of the nigeria territorial integrity.

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He made the assertion during a keynote address at the just concluded Joint Nigerian Army Combat Service Support Corps and Nigerian Army College of logistics and Management (NACOLM) end of the year 2023 West African Social Activities popularity known as WASA.

The event took place at the Command Children School play ground, Barracks Yaba Lagos, on 24 February 2024.

The COAS who was represented at the occasion by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Major General Mohammed Usman commended the efforts of the Combat Service Support Corps and NACOLM for maintaining the long NA tradition of the annual WASA.

He enjoined them to translate the synergy to effective and efficient service delivery of the Combat Service Support in the field.

The COAS further gave his continuous robust support to the Combat Service Support Corps to enable it sustain and enhance its capacity and capabilities in the year 2024, owing to the significant success it has recorded in the year under review.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Corps Commander Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (NAEME), Major General Hassan Tafida on behalf of Combat Service Support Corps and NACOLM thanked God for the event and welcome the Special Guest of Honour Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja and expressed delight to all the invited guest for honouring their invitation with their presence.

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He equally thanked the COAS for graciously granting approval and providing the resources for the joint WASA.

General Tafida avered that the out gone training year, the Combat Service Support Corps has contributed immediately to the overall successes recorded by the NA operations in the North East, North West and other operations in the country such as Ex GOLDEN DOWN, Ex STILL WATERS amongst others.

He stressed that these exercises has gone along way to curtailing the criminal activities across the Country.

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He further encouraged the combat service support Corps to re- double their efforts for the better logistics support to all NA activities in the year ahead.

Captain Nuraddeen Bello Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations HQ Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in a statement said highlights of the event were the inter Corps and NACOLM Tug of War and the presentation of awards to deserving Soldiers.

other side attractions were the cultural display and performance by various cultural troupes to the admiration of all.

The occasion was well attended by both serving and retired senior military officers, heads of sister security agencies, soldiers and their families amongst several other distinguished invited guests.

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