Be loyal to constituted authority – COAS charges soldiers

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has charged officers and soldiers to be loyal to constituted authority.

He also admonished them to ensure greater collaboration and synergy with sister services and other security agencies in the pursuit of peace and security in Nigeria.

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations in a statement on Sunday said, the COAS gave the charge during the occasion of Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration.

He said, while the COAS felicitated with officers, soldiers and their families, he reminded them that the Armed Forces Remembrance Day was celebrated yearly in recognition of fallen fallen heroes; gallant men and women, who paid the supreme price in the defence of peace, unity and prosperity of Nigeria and the world at large.

He reiterated that many of the fallen heroes laid down their lives during the First and Second World Wars, Nigerian Civil War, Peace Support Operations across the globe and various Internal Security Operations.

He cited the Operations to included; ongoing fight against insurgency, terrorism, banditry and secessionism, amongst other threats to national security.

He told them that their sacrifices will never be forgotten and prayed for the repose of their souls.

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He added that the AFRDC presents an opportunity to honour veterans who are still alive, adding that many of the veterans regrettably sustained varying degrees of injuries in the course of their service to the nation and humanity.

He informed them that care for the injured and maimed personnel will remain a cardinal focus under his command.

He urged soldiers and officers not to relent but to sustain and consolidate on the successes recorded so far.

The COAS called on officers and soldiers of the NA to be loyal to constituted authority.
He equally used the medium to reaffirm the unalloyed loyalty of the NA under his watch to the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Be loyal to constituted authority – COAS charges soldiers

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