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JUST IN: Tinubu set to visit Maiduguri next week

Baring last minute changes, President Bola Tinubu will grace the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, next week.

According to a statement by spokesperson of the Army, Brig.-Gen. Oyenma Nwachukwu, the conference is scheduled for December 10 to 16, at Command Guest House, Maiduguri.

Nwachukwu noted that the week-long annual event themed “Personnel Motivation for Effective Operational Performance in a Joint Environment” was important in the calendar of the Nigerian Army due to its significance to National security, peace, and stability.

“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 agendas,” he said.

“This will provide the Nigerian Army 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.

“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 Nigerian Army operations and activities. The conference will be declared open on Monday 11 December 2023.”

Nwachukwu disclosed that a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), would present a paper titled “Whole of Society Approach and Military Operations in Nigeria.

“There shall be commissioning of Nigerian Army Civil Military Cooperation projects aimed at bringing succour to some communities in Borno State,” he said.

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