Buratai to troops: Be proud of your patriotic role to your fatherland

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has implored officers and men of the NA to feel proud of their noble/patriotic roles in their struggles to protecting the nation’s sovereignty and integrity.

He gave the charge while speaking at the closing ceremony of the Army Headquarters Transformational Leadership Workshop 2019. 

“The Nigerian Army is already working to evolve and institutionalise formal mentoring frameworks to compliment the informal system,” he said.

“I observed how the attitude of quite a few bad eggs among us, whose commitment to our national/military cause has waned and led to setbacks in our operations. I am glad that this workshop has clearly shown to everyone that we have great reasons to be proud of our nation. 

“The long standing culture of service, sacrifice and honour in the NA has been reaffirmed in the various life lessons and examples of our colleagues – serving, retired or late – whose stories were highlighted during the workshop. This culture should reinvigorate and motivate you as transformational leaders for selfless service to the nation.

“Let me now reiterate that in line with the theme of the Workshop, the Nigerian Army will do all that is necessary to fish out any bad eggs whose willingness to lead or follow as required has waned. Transformational leaders should not wait for them to get out of the way, you must kick them out of your way.” 

“I have ensured that we take advantage of technology as force multiplier in our operations… glad that your discussions on emerging technologies and innovations made it clear that our human capacity and willingness to work is vital for success,” he said.

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