Discipline is key to success in the army, says Buratai
•Okowa urges deployment of more policemen to states
•Public relations’ school will strengthen police capacity, says IGP
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai yesterday explained that discipline is the key to success in the Nigerian Army. He spoke in Enugu at the opening of a five-day convention for Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM).
According to him, discipline is crucial to achieving the military’s core objectives of promoting the nation’s territorial integrity and other vast security assignments, including peacekeeping missions.
He said his administration would not compromise on the promotion of the virtue at all times. Burutai, who was represented by the Chief of Administration, Defence Headquarters, Major Gen. I. M. Alkali, charged participants to avail themselves of the opportunity to prepare for higher responsibilities.
He explained that the convention with the theme: “Strengthening the framework for discipline and regimentation for professional responsiveness,” was carefully selected to promote knowledge and guide them in the performance of their duties.
He stressed that discipline is also vital in the delivering of the “enormous responsibilities and security challenges facing the country at the moment.”
The General Officer Commanding the Nigerian Army, Enugu, Major Gen. A.B. Abubakar said the vision of the COAS couldn’t be attained without a disciplined, knowledgeable and highly motivated crop of RSMs.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has called for increased police deployment to check security challenges in the country. He made the call yesterday in Asaba when he decorated his orderly, David Ebute, with his new rank of Police Inspector.
Okowa called for the strengthening and regulation of neighbourhood watch and vigilante groups, to provide intelligence and security information to the police in their communities.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has explained that the establishment of the Police Public Relations School (PPRS) would strengthen the capacity and capabilities of spokespersons in the force.
Idris stated this yesterday in Abuja at the five-day training for spokespersons of state and zonal commands. He urged the PPROs attending the inaugural training to extend the knowledge gained from the training to their colleagues in their respective commands.
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