The General Officer Commanding 3 Division Nigerian Army /Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General AE Abubakar has charged Warrant Officers of the Nigerian Army to sustain discipline and the Core Values of the Nigerian Army.
The GOC made the remarks recently during a cocktail party organised by 3 Division in honour of candidates for the Warrant Officers to Master Warrant Officers Promotion Board 2023 held at 3 Division Small Arms Range , Miango Jos.
General Abubakar who was the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion added that the exercise was channelled
towards the further development, career progression and training of personnel in line with the Command Philosophy of the Chief of Army Staff(COAS).
” The current dynamic security threats has necessitated the need for continuous training and re-training of personnel for optimum performance in the field”, he averred.
The GOC/Commander OPSH, further added that the promotion board was an annual event in the Nigerian Army for elevation to the enviable rank of Master Warrant Officer adding that it was also an avenue for testing the proficiency of Warrant Officers in weapon handling, drill, regimentation as well as physical fitness and skills on trade proficiency.
He commended the President of the Board, Brig Gen Ralph Nnebiefe and other board members for the successful conduct of the exercise without recording a single casualty despite the rigours involved which he said was achieved as a result of deligent and meticulous planning.
The GOC further thanked the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TA Lagbaja NAM for the strategic guidance as well as the unflinching and relentless support to the Division which was responsible for the numerous successes recorded by the Division within the Joint Operations Areas. He also conveyed his appreciation to the COAS for approving all the logistics needed which led to the successful conduct of the exercise.
The event was graced by the Commander 3 Division Garrison, Chief of Staff,Principal Staff Officers and Commanders of related units and formations of 3 Armoured Division.