Army commander charges officers on professionalism

Nigerian Soldiers

The commandant asked the newly promoted officers to refrain from interfering in civilian matters.

The Brigade Commander of the 23rd Armoured Brigade, Fattai Alli, has charged soldiers to dedicate themselves to the corporate existence of the country.

Mr. Alli, who spoke on Monday in Yola during a decoration ceremony, said the military would not tolerate any act of sabotage adding that much was expected from them in the supervision and monitoring of their subordinates.
He charged the newly promoted officers to solve the current challenges confronting the country through dedicated leadership.

According to the commander, Nigeria is now facing critical security challenges of curbing the onslaught of insurgency. He, therefore, advised senior officers from the ranks of lieutenant to captain to provide leadership by closely monitoring and supervising their subordinates.

Mr. Alli charged the newly promoted to be professional saying if they must succeed and better their careers they have to commit to continuous reading and knowledge appreciation. He maintained that their understanding of the nitty gritty of their profession was an indispensable tool in the tackling of terrorism in the country and a means to grow in their military career.

Civilian matters

Mr. Alli disclosed that the Brigade has been informed that some officers are involved in the settling of land matters among civilians. He said this was inconsistent with the assigned role of the military as the issues in question are purely civilian matters.

He warned the newly promoted officers not to get involved in civilian affairs nor use their positions to molest the civilians. Mr. Alli asked the military to refrain from delving into cases involving civilians.

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