Tinubu to attend COAS Annual Conference in Maiduguri


President Bola Tinubu is poised to grace the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference, slated to run from December 10 to 16 at the Command Guest House in Maiduguri, Borno State.

According to a statement by Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Oyenma Nwachukwu, the conference in the Nigerian Army’s annual calendar, is tagged “Personnel Motivation for Effective Operational Performance in a Joint Environment.”

Highlighting the significance of the event to national security, peace, and stability, Nwachukwu stated, “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 agenda.”

According to him, “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 week-long event is expected to facilitate face-to-face interactions between the COAS and General Officers Commanding, Field Commanders, and other senior officers, offering a platform for crucial guidance on enhancing Nigerian Army operations and activities.

The Army spokesperson further revealed that the conference’s opening on December 11, 2023, would be marked by a paper presentation from former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd). The paper, titled “Whole of Society Approach and Military Operations in Nigeria,” will contribute valuable insights into the convergence between societal collaboration and military operations.

As part of the conference proceedings, Nwachukwu disclosed, “There shall be commissioning of Nigerian Army Civil Military Cooperation projects aimed at bringing succour to some communities in Borno State.”


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