JUST IN; President Tinubu to attend COAS annual conference

JUST IN; President Tinubu to attend COAS annual conference

President Bola Tinubu will attend the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference as Special Guest of Honour.

The conference is expected to hold December 10 to 16, at Command Guest House, Maiduguri, Borno State, according to a statement by Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Oyenma Nwachukwu.

According to Nwachukwu, the week long annual event themed “Personnel Motivation for Effective Operational Performance in a Joint Environment” is important in the calendar of the Nigerian Army due to its significance to National security, peace, and stability.

He said: “It offers the Nigerian Army an avenue to take stock, evaluate and comprehensively review ongoing operational engagements of the NA in all theatres of operations across the six geo-political zones within the year, among other key agenda.

“This will provide the Nigerina Army an in-depth insight to make far-reaching decisions that will be result-oriented towards achieving its set objective of addressing multifaceted security challenges in the country.

“The Conference would also create an opportunity for the COAS to have face-to-face interaction with the General Officers Commanding, Field Commanders and other senior officers to provide requisite guidance on enhancing Nigerian Army operations and activities. The conference will be declared open on Monday 11 December 2023.”

Nwachukwu said that a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), would present a paper titled “Whole of Society Approach and Military Operations in Nigeria”.

He said: “ There shall be commissioning of Nigerian Army Civil Military Cooperation projects aimed at bringing succour to some communities in Borno State.”

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