Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has inaugurated the Commanding Officer’s Workshop in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, restating that the Nigerian Army would remain proactive and work with other security agencies to decisively deal with threats facing the nation.
General Attahiru, speaking at the workshop with theme, “Repositioning The Nigerian Army To Defeat Adversaries In A Joint Environment,” expressed optimism that Nigeria will overcome all the security challenges confronting it at this time.
According to the Army Chief, “this workshop is coming at the time when our dear country is facing formidable and unprecedented attacks from non-state actors and diverse security threats that are unstructured with their impacts felt in the land, sea, air and cyber domain.”
General Attahiru noted that the workshop is in line with his corporate vision for the Army which is “A Nigerian Army that is Repositioned to Professionally Defeat all Adversaries in a Joint Environment.”
He further stated that the threat facing the country include the menace of Boko Haram/Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgency and banditry in the North East/Northwest and Northcentral parts of the country.
The COAS implored all the participants to re-commit themselves and drive the process through his Command Philosophy which incorporate Readiness, Duty to Country, Capacity and Continuous Leadership Development.
Governor of Akwa Ibom State and Special Guest of Honor at the event, Mr Udom Emmanuel, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Moses Ekpo, stated that the government and people of the State were delighted for the choice of Alwa Ibom State to host the very important workshop which is coming at the most trying time of our nation.
In attendance at the include the General Officer Commanding 6 Division Nigerian Army who is also the Land Component Commander Operation Delta Safe, Major General SG Mohammed; Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters, Commander 2 Brigade, Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Director State Security and Special Adviser to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Security Matters.