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Chief of army staff tasks officers on discipline

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has charged Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) to improve on the level of discipline and regimentation in the Nigeria Army.

Penpushing reports that, Yahaya made this known on Monday while declaring open, a 4-day convention with the theme “Capacity Building for RSMs in the Nigerian Army for Enhanced Regimentation”, held at 81 Division, Lagos

The Chief of Staff represented by the Chief of Administration (Army), Major General Usman Mohammed emphasized that discipline and regimentation are pivotal to professionalism in the army.

Penpushing further reports that, he averred that enhancing these qualities are in consonance with   the command philosophy premised on Professionalism, Readiness, Administration and Cooperation (PRAC).

The army boss reminded them, that as Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) they are vested with the responsibility to ensure that the cherished traditions, customs and ethics of the army are sustained.

Penpushing also reports that, he equally tasked them to live up to their responsibilities, considering the Nigeria Army’s engagements in ongoing operations to tackle security challenges across the country.

The General Officer Commanding 81, Major General Umar Musa, in his welcome remarks to the participants, urged them to take advantage of the convention to develop themselves, as the training package was carefully designed to address contemporary challenges at regimental levels.

Penpushing reports that, he expressed optimism that the participants will be  better equipped with the capabilities to effectively discharge their responsibilities in their respective formations and units.

The first lecture delivered by Brigadier General Shuaibu Nuhu was titled  “Building the Capacity of RSMs through Proficient Training”, and he enlightened the participants on the responsibilities of Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs), urging them to redouble their effort in maintaining discipline and regimentation in the Nigeria Army.

Penpushing further reports that, a statement by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu explained that, the convention was  organized to enhance  the capacity of the Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) as custodians of discipline and regimentation in the Nigeria Army.

Meanwhile, the Regimental Sergeant Major convention 2022  had in attendance, Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters, Corps Commanders, Senior officers and  over 250 Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) drawn from various Nigeria Army formations and units.

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