Akure, Nigeria – The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, reiterated the Nigerian Army’s unwavering commitment to upholding the principles of the country’s Constitution. He made this declaration on Monday during a speech at the Nigeria Army Combat Support Arms Training (COSAT) week, held in Akure.
Lagbaja emphasized that the army was steadfast in its duty to ensure that Nigerians could sleep with peace of mind, knowing that their security was in capable hands. As part of their efforts to combat the insurgency plaguing the nation, the army is now re-strategizing through a brainstorming session on contemporary security challenges. They aim to enhance the capabilities of various support elements involved in the fight against insurgency.
The COSAT week also served as a platform for fostering conversations between top officers and retired generals on the effective adoption of technology through research and development. This approach aims to bolster national security and address the evolving warfare landscape.
During an interview with reporters at the event, Lagbaja highlighted the Nigerian Army’s commitment to constant improvement in efficiency and the effective delivery of security in all theaters of operation.
The theme of this year’s training, “Leveraging Indigenous Technology to Enhance Our Training Operations,” was thoughtfully selected to address the challenges confronting the nation. Military personnel and executives from the industry gathered to collaborate and devise better strategies for conducting military operations.
Acting Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Ayedatiwa, commended the Nigeria Army for their selfless service and unwavering support in maintaining peace within the state. He called for synergy between the army, sister security agencies, and the Amotekun Corps—established by South-West governors to address security challenges in the region. The acting governor emphasized the importance of adopting new security architecture to enhance operational efficiency and national security.
In his welcome address, the Commander of Corp Artillery, Maj.-Gen. MG Kagye, stressed that the challenges of insecurity require deliberate efforts from combat support arms to enhance security measures in a joint environment. He also expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their support in providing intelligence to the army.
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