Army commander charges soldiers to remain disciplined, professional

The Commander Corps of Artillery, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Markus Kangye, on Saturday, charged soldiers to remain disciplined and professional in discharging their constitutional duties.

Mr Kangye spoke during a familiarisation visit to the Headquarters 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala Barracks, Abeokuta.

He noted that the military was known for discipline, effective training and provision of the needed firepower in its operations.

” You need to be disciplined; we can not overemphasise the need for discipline for soldiers because if you’re not disciplined, we can not train you, and if you can not be trained, you will not be able to interact with the guns.

”And if you can not interact with the guns, then you are not an artillery soldier,” he said.

Mr Kangye added that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja’s command philosophy was to have a well-trained, equipped and motivated Nigerian Army ready to accomplish its constitutional responsibilities within a joint environment.

He stated that the army chief had prioritised the welfare of soldiers, saying the gesture would motivate them.

He said Mr Lagbaja had also promised to ensure that the army had the needed equipment to carry out its operations.

“Despite the mirage of security challenges bedevilling our country, we must rise up to the occasion to ensure that we rid this country of all criminal elements that are disturbing the peace of the nation and to do that; we must be very ready.

“So, I urge all of you to remain disciplined as you have always been,” he said.


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