ABUJA — Faruk Yahaya, the chief of army staff, has urged military commanders to take decisive actions in their respective areas of responsibility in order to end insecurity in the country.
“Motivate the troops to intensify their effort in all ongoing operations,” Yahaya told the commanders on Monday while speaking at the opening ceremony of the ‘Combined Second and Third Quarter Chief of Army Staff Conference’ in Abuja.
“Commanders must, therefore, glean from my `Command Philosophy’ to ensure that operational and administrative proficiencies of Nigerian Army units and formations are sustained and improved upon.
“Commanders must seize initiative and commanders must take initiative, they must take decisive actions to defeat the threats in their respective areas of responsibilities (AORs),” he said.
The army chief warned the army commanders against failure, declaring that excuses in the war will no longer be condoned.
He assured that necessary equipment will be procured and distributed to the troops.
“I will not again take or accept no excuses. Gentlemen, failure is failure irrespective of the circumstances.
“I will ensure that through functional training, officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army are equipped with the right attitude, competencies, and skills to effectively undertake daring missions in addition to developing special operations forces.
“This would be closely followed by procurement that ensures appropriate kitting and provision of protective gear, weapons, equipment, and platforms.
“Let me however remind you all that while no effort will be spared in achieving these goals, it is command responsibility to ensure the sustenance and maintenance of all equipment.
“We must therefore strive to improve our maintenance culture to prolong the life span of our platforms and equipment,” he said.