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Flush out lazy soldiers – Buratai charges commanders

Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, COAS, has charged commanders of the various units and formations of the Nigerian Army, NA, to flush out lazy officers and soldiers.

He said that the army would no longer tolerate a situation where the attitude of those he described as “quite a few bad eggs” with waning commitment to national and military cause that has resulted in setbacks to the army operations.

The COAS made this known at the closing of the weeklong maiden Army Headquarters Transformational Leadership Workshop over the weekend in Abuja.

He said, “The NA will do all that is necessary to fish out any bad eggs whose willingness to lead or follow as required has waned.

“Transformational leaders should not wait for them to get out of the way, you must kick them out of your way.

“In my opening remarks, I observed the attitude of quite a few bad eggs among us, whose commitment to our national/military cause has waned and led to setbacks in our operations.

“I am glad that this workshop has clearly shown to everyone that we have great reason to be proud of our nation.

“The long standing culture of service, sacrifice and honour in the NA has been reaffirmed in the various life lessons and examples of our colleagues – serving, retired or late – whose stories were highlighted during the workshop. This culture should reinvigorate and motivate you as transformational leaders for selfless service to the nation.

“The NA is already working to evolve and institutionalize formal mentoring frameworks to compliment the informal system that we currently practice. I have ensured that we take advantage of technology as force multiplier in our operations.

“Yet I am glad that your discussions on emerging technologies and innovations made it clear that our human capacity and willingness to work is vital for success.

“Lastly, the presentation on insights into the NA Strategic Plan 2019-2029 has given us hope that surely tomorrow will be better for the NA.”

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