Soldiers must be loyal to government – Army Chief, Buratai

The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has counselled officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to embrace professionalism and loyalty to the Federal government as core principles of their duties.

Mr. Buratai made the call at the Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia, in Kaduna state, where he addressed officers and men at the prestigious training institution.

The army chief, a lieutenant general, who was there to commission newly built students’ hostels, said soldiers must key into his vision of a new Nigerian Army.

“I am impressed with your activities here in NASA which is in line with my vision which is to have a professionally responsive army in the discharge of its constitutional roles”, said General Buratai, who urged the soldiers to “keep on the good job, be professionals and remain loyal to the federal government of Nigeria.”

Mr. Buratai said he was impressed with the quality of job carried out by the Commandant of the Nigeria Army School of Artillery under the 2016 barracks infrastructure development projects, and promised to intervene in the rehabilitation of infrastructure recently destroyed by rainstorm.

In a related development, the Army chief on Friday commissioned some blocks of accommodation for Corporal and Below soldiers as well as a newly tarred road named after him at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.

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