MINISTER OF DEFENCE REITRATES ARMED FORCES LOYALTY TO CIVIL AUTHORITY…ASSURES TROOPS OF MORE FIGHTING EQUIPMENTS.

The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has restated the gallant determination of the troops in the various thearters of operations in parts of the country to decisively end insecurity across the country.

General Magashi stated at the graduation ceremony of the Course Five (5) Participants of the Army Wat College, AWC, Nigeria.

The Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence,
Mohammad Abdulkadri states that the Minister of Defence, represented as Special guest of honour at the ceremony by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence Musa Istifanus said the morals of the troops are high as they continued to exhib uncommon valours in battles and unparalleled doggedness in decimating the criminal elements at various Operational locations in the country.

While assuring the troops of the commitment of the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari in providing needed critical fighting equipments , he promised continued support to Operational Level Training which is being conducted in the War Colleges.

The Defence Minister therefore acknowledged the impressive performance and the relevance of the Army War College in speaking directly to the plethora of security challenges bedeveling the country.
He said the objective of the College is commendably focused on promoting National Security imperatives, Military Strategy and Operational Arts to equip gentlemen Officers with the right knowledge and skills for optimum performance in the complex 21st Century Security environment.

The Commandant, Army War College Major General Soloman Udounwa said the sixty three graduands drawn from the Tri-Services, Paramilitary and friendly Countries have been found worthy in learning and character.
The Commandant later conferred the Award of Fellow of the Army War College on graduands and charged them to remain good Ambassadors of the College which was established in 2017.
The representative of the guest of honour, Musa Istifanus was supported by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya and the representatives of other Service Chiefs to present awards to the outstanding graduands.

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