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Army to hold COAS annual conference in Maiduguri Dec 10

The Nigerian Army (NA) is set to hold the Chief of Army Staff, COAS Annual Conference 2023 in Maiduguri, Borno.

This was contained in a statement made available to Defence Correspondents by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, in Abuja, on Friday.

According to the statement, the Conference with the theme “Personnel Motivation for Effective Operational Performance in a Joint Environment” is expected to commence on 10 December and last till 16 December 2023, at the Major General MSA Aliyu Hall, Command Guest House, Maiduguri,

It explained that the week-long conference ” is an important annual event in the calendar of the Nigerian Army due to its significance to National security, peace, and stability.

According to it, It offers the Nigerian Army an avenue to take stock, evaluate and comprehensively review ongoing operational engagements of the NA in all theatres of operations across the six geo-political zones within the year, among other key agenda.

” This will provide the NA an in-depth insight to make far-reaching decisions that will be result-oriented towards achieving its set objective of addressing multifaceted security challenges in the country.

It added that The Conference would also create an opportunity for the COAS to have face-to-face interaction with the General Officers Commanding, Field Commanders, and other senior officers to provide requisite guidance on enhancing NA operations and activities. The conference will be declared open on Monday 11 December 2023.

It further explained that President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to grace the occasion as the Special Guest of Honour.

According to it ” the Opening Ceremony will feature address to troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI, inspection of ongoing Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Maiduguri and laying of the foundation stone of Headquarters 7 Division by the Special Guest of Honour.

” There would also be a lecture titled, “Whole of Society Approach and Military Operations in Nigeria” to be presented by Lieutenant General Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), former Chief of Army Staff.

“On 12 December 2023, there shall be commissioning of Nigerian Army Civil Military Cooperation projects aimed at bringing succour to some communities in Borno State.

” Furthermore, the conference will review decisions taken at the Chief of Army Staff Combined Second and Third Quarters Conference 2023, while a series of briefs and other operational updates bothering on various activities of the NA will be presented and deliberated upon from 13 to 14 December 2023.

“On 15 December, the Conference will come to an end with remarks by the COAS.”

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