What Buratai, late Attahiru Achieved in 1 Year–COAS
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen. Faruq Yahaya, has lauded the ‘sterling accomplishments’ of Late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), his immediate two predecessors in office.
Yahaya, who assumed command barely one month ago in an unexpected circumstance, maintained that the Nigerian Army under Attahiru and Buratai made tremendous achievements, within the last one year.
The achievements, according to the COAS, are in the area of defeating adversaries, infrastructure and manpower development, professionalism and civil military cooperation.
He made this known in Abuja at a press briefing on the occasion of the ‘2021 Nigerian Army Day Celebration’ (NADCEL).
Gen. Yahaya, said he succinctly crafted “To Have a Professional Nigerian Army Ready to Accomplish Assigned Mission within a Joint Environment in Defence of Nigeria,” to consolidate on the achievements of his predecessors.
He disclosed that this year’s NADCEL will be celebrated in low key given the circumstances which preceded his coming on board as the twenty second COAS.
“The weeklong annual event lined up to commemorate NADCEL 2021 will be used to reflect on the performance of the NA and celebrate our achievements as well as project the Nigerian Army as an important symbol of national power, unity, integration and development.
“The NADCEL 2021 will also enable the Nigerian Army reach out to the public through its Medical Outreach Programme on Monday 5 July 2021, during which inhabitants of some selected communities around the country will benefit from a free medical services.
“Equally there will be Humanitarian Outreach programme to be conducted by members of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) in selected areas of FCT and environs on 5 July 2021,” he said.