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Army general tells soldiers to stay apolitical during election


The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Obinna Ajunwa has called on soldiers to remain focused, committed and apolitical.

Mr Ajunwa said this at the Headquarters, Nigerian Army Education Corps (NAEC) West African Social Activities (WASA) 2022, held on Thursday at AN Barracks, Yaba, Lagos.

WASA marks the end of the year’s activities in a unit and provides an opportunity for officers, soldiers and their families to socialise in an informal setting.

The GOC said the responsibilities of military personnel as members of the armed forces of Nigeria were to remain focused, committed, and diligent in all their duties.

“As ambassadors of the army, we must strive to project the image of the Nigerian Army in a good light by being law-abiding and apolitical in inclination,” he said.

Mr Ajunwa commended the commander of the Nigerian Army Education Corps, Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Augie, for his passion and unique leadership style, which had brought significant developments to the corps.

He said the diligence and passion of the commander had contributed greatly to the level of interventions the corps had attracted so far from the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya.

“The determination of the current leadership of NAEC has projected the corps being the knowledge torch bearer of the entire Nigerian Army. In addition to interventions in the area of career development for NAEC personnel, the COAS also commissioned monumental projects such as the NAEC House, the Hall of Fame and remodelled the headquarters gate, among others.

“The COAS has also graciously approved a transit camp for officers of the corps, which is currently under construction,” the GOC said.




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