By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukuru Buratai has warned the just commissioned two-hundred-and-five Officer Cadets of the Executive Commission Course 07/2017, Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI) that any out of disloyalty to the system, disobedient to the constituted authority and insubordination, will be decisively dealt with and the defaulters showed the way out.
Lieutenant General Buratai who is the Reviewing Officer gave the warning during his speech at the Passing Out Parade, Commissioning and Oath Taking ceremony held at Jaji Military Cantonment, Kaduna, North West, Nigeria on Thursday.
The COAS informed that the Nigerian Army has been involved in combat operations against terrorist group, Boko haram especially in the North East, adding that is currently taken stock and undergoing a period of self-appraisal, hence there is zero tolerance for indiscipline and unprofessional conducts.
Lieutenant General Buratai however commanded the officers to avail themselves to the approved harmonized terms and conditions of service as it applies to their type of commission.
He continue to mentioned that the Nigerian Army is strictly guided by its document in disengagements and re-engagement of its personnel and emphasized that as a professional Army, there are established channels of communication in regard to official matters, correspondents and expression of grievances, hence the need for the officers to be guided by these channels through their career.
“Today, we are witnessing the passing out crop of officers who 3 months ago were carefully selected out of the numerous soldiers from different Course and Services of the Nigerian Army.
“From the report l received from the Commandant of NASI, Major General Jamil Sarham of their training and the parade we just witness, there is ample evidence that these soon to be officers have been put through the meals and have come out refilled and ready to contribute their own quota to the Nigerian’s Army, Air force at preserving our National security and national interest.
“Your commissioning into Nigerian Army is coming at a period Nigeria we are consolidating on the gains of several years of intensive security challenges.
“In the next few hours, you all will be commissioned and thereafter posted to different course of the Nigerian Army were you begin your official career and be expose to further training in line of specialization and from time to time attend courses or training between officers and other Corps and services.
“The Nigerian Army is strictly guided by this document in disengagements and re-engagement of its personnel. I also need to emphasize that as a professional Army, there are established channels of communication with regards to official matters, correspondents and even expression of grievances; you are to be guided by these channels through your career.
“You have all taken the oath of allegiance to be royal to the Commandant in Chief of Armed Forces, to the Nigerian Army and down to the line.
“Any out of disloyalty to the system, disobedient to the constituted authority and insubordination, will be decisively dealt with and the defaulters showed the way out.
“Consequently, l commands you to avail yourselves to the approved harmonized terms and conditions of service as it applies to your type of commission.
“I congratulate you all for going through this period of training and enduring the difficulties associated with this type of training” he stressed.
“I must give credit to the Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI) which has within these short period transformed, tutored and natures men and women to the end products which we see before us today.
The Chief of Army Staff therefore enjoined the just commissioned officers to make out time for their personal development which will go a long way in adding values to their services in the Nigerian Army and to our country in general.