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Nigerian Army Chief of Staff visits Army Fitness Centre in Falgore Forest

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…Assess Ongoing 81 Regular Recruit Intake Exercise.

By Amos Odhe.
As parts of the continuation of his Operational tour, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya on 7 August 2021 visited the Nigerian Army Fitness Camp in Falgore Camp, Kano, where potential 81 Regular Recruits Intake into the Nigerian Army (NA) are currently undergoing screening.

The exercise which is part of the NA’s effort to shore up the manpower of the Army is being conducted in the NA Fitness Centre Falgore to give the potential recruits an early exposure to the realism of terrain and weather conditions that they would be confronted with during their training and in the course of their military career.

This strategy gives credence to the COAS’ Pillars of Command, which hinge on Professionalism, Readiness, Administration and Cooperation.

While addressing officers and personnel conducting the exercise, the COAS urged them to carry out their tasks with diligence and professionalism He insisted that personnel must be fair and firm in the conduct of the exercise. He further assured them of Army Headquarters’ support in providing them with logistics and other infrastructure necessary for the successful conduct of the ongoing recruitment screening.

The COAS also stated that the NA is working in cooperation with the Kano State Government to improve infrastructure in the Army Fitness Centre and expressed appreciation to the government and people of Kano state for their support.

Gen Yahaya took time out to inspect ongoing construction works and the Medical Centre in the training facility.

In an effort to motivate the potential recruits, the COAS went round to interact with them. He encouraged and commended them for their determination and zeal to serve in the Nigerian Army in defence of their fatherland.

The visit which served as a huge morale booster to the potential recruits, saw most of them singing and rejoicing as they relished the COAS’ visit.

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