2023 NADCEL Activity: COAS Charges Officers, Troops of OPHK To Be More Professional, Dedicated To Their Duties

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2023 NADCEL Activity: COAS Charges Officers, Troops of OPHK To Be More Professional, Dedicated To Their Duties
2023 NADCEL Activity: COAS Charges Officers, Troops of OPHK To Be More Professional, Dedicated To Their Duties 
By Adetokunbo FAKEYE 
Nigeria - The Chief of Army Staff (COAS)  Major General Taoreed Lagbaja following the series of activities lined up to mark the Nigerian Army (NA) 160 years of existence, known as Nigerian Day Celebration (NADCEL)  2023, has called on officers on operations nation wide to rededicate their efforts and absolute loyalty to the constitution and the President, Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of the Armed Forces President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 
The COAS, gave the charge on Sunday, 2 July, 2023 during the Interdenominational  Church Service held at St Bartholomew Military Protestant Church Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. 
Represented at the service by the Deputy Theatre Commander (TC) Major General KA isoni, COAS charged all officers and troops of OPHK to be more committed, loyal, and discipline while discharging their duties as well as to eschew all forms of unprofesionalism and unpatriotic acts inimical to the tenets and standards of the NA
This year's NADCEL message tied around the theme "Sound Administration: A Panacea for Effective Military Operations", is aimed towards re-echoing the need for more commitment and discipline in all aspects of the NA Operations across the nation towards national unity, all inclusiveness, and peaceful coexistence. 
In the Theatre of OPHK, the NADCEL activity commenced on Friday,  30 June,  2023 with a Special Juma'at Prayers at  Maimalari Military Cantonment Central mosques where Muslim faithful gather to pray for the safety and well-being of officers and troops, and also for the NA involvement in various national and international operations while appreciating God for the unparallel victory recorded so far in the history of the NA. 
After the mandatory  raka'at  prayers, the Chief Imam and Acting Deputy Director 7 Division Islamic Affairs, Maj AS Yakubu offered special prayers for the Nigerian Nation, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and NA. He also offered a special prayers for the the COAS, Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, all commanders, officers and soldiers of the NA. He equally urged all Muslim faithful to continue praying for the Leaders of this country and the Armed Forces.
Similarly, during the Inter-Denominational Church Service,  the sermon delivered by Lt Col (Very Rev Fr)  LS Beba admonished troops to uphold the virtue of patriotism,  valour and fidelity which forms the watchword of our service to the nation.  He said " the nation have faith in us for protection at all times,  especially the confidence reposed in us by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and also the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Rev Fr Beba  charged officers and men to be good fathers, good soldiers and as well good husbands while aligning themselves to the motto of the NA which is "Victory is from God alone".
He therefore called on all Christian soldiers to serve the country dutifully, through love and sacrifice for humanity taking the risk to defend the weak, the vulnerable and be the face of Christ in all battle fields across the nation. The COAS further used the medium to appreciate the support and collaboration of Nigerians across board which has aided the successes recorded so far by troops in the various operations.  He promised to remain faithful,  and loyal to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Present during the Jumma'at prayers and the Interdenominational church service were: GOC 7 Major General AE Abubakar, Wife of the GOC Mrs Fibishola Abubakar, Component Commanders OPHK, Formations and Unit Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and Officers, of OPHK, Troops and their families.

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