Army Officers Want Reforms Sustained


Officers Corps, Nigeria Army, have called on the authorities to ensure the sustenance of the ongoing reforms and professionalism in the service.

The call was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the 2010 second Commanding Officers’ workshop held from Aug. 2- to Aug. 6 in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 60 officers, drawn from Army formations in the Southern part of the country participated in the workshop.

The officers, who lauded the reforms, noted that they had started yielding positive results.

The participants promised to justify the drive toward professionalism through improved productivity.

“We promise to continue to justify the huge investment the Army is committing to our training and retraining through improved productivity.

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“The ongoing transformation process should be sustained, irrespective of a change of Army leadership or style of administration,” the communiqué said.

Meanwhile, the officers have lauded the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau for organizing the workshop which they described as timely and relevant.

The officers, who spoke with NAN on Monday, said the workshop had further sharpened their skills.

Lt.-Col. Bulama Biu, the Commanding Officer, 65 Battalion, Lagos, said the interactive session had exposed him to new ideas in the performance of his duties.

“I am better informed of the contemporary military issues shared at the workshop, which would enhance my productivity,” he said.

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