Defence & Security

COAS charges personnel of CSA to be resolute in defending Nigeria

By Paul Michael, Abuja

Personnel of the Combat Support Arms (CSA) of the Nigerian Army have been charged by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, to be resolute, focused, and committed to achieving assigned tasks in defence of the country.

The COAS gave the charge while declaring open, a three-day Combat Support Arms Training (COSAT) Week 2022 at the Command Officers Mess 1, Asokoro Abuja on 21st June 2022.

The program, which ended on Thursday featured presentations from all the Combat Support Arms and interactive sessions, during which far-reaching decisions were taken by the Force.

In a statement on Friday, June 24, 2022, Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu said that Gen Yahaya disclosed that the training was an avenue to learn and re-strategize for value addition in pursuit of peace and national security. Adding that the CSA has continued to be innovative in their respective roles and has over time improved its capabilities.

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According to him, the COAS explained that the theme of the Training, “Building Competencies in Combat Support Arms towards Optimizing the Utility of Indigenous Technology in Support of NA Contemporary Operations”, was meant to create a platform for personnel of CSA of the Army to cross-fertilize ideas and intellectually stimulate themselves to enhance the operational efficiency of the Force.

In his remark, the Honorable Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, who was the Special Guest of Honour, appreciated the Nigerian Army for hosting the Combat Support Training Week in the FCT while urging the participants to take advantage of the training week to proffer practicable solutions to national security challenges in the country.

On his part, the Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI), Maj Gen Ibrahim Salihu, while delivering a welcome address, stated that the Combat Support Arms Training Week is an annual event that provides the platform for personnel of the CSA to constructively engage, share ideas and experiences to enhance Army’s operational efficiency in tackling defence and security issues.

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