2019 Army Signals’ WASA: Commander Reiterates Commitment To Battle Security Challenges

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  • The Nigerian Army Signals at its 2019 West African Social Activities (WASA) late on Saturday said that it would intensify its commitment to make the Signal Corps an interface to combat security challenges confronting the country.

The Commander, Corps of Signals, Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Mohammed, made the promise in his address at the occasion.

They also used the occasion to thank God for protecting them, their families and the nation in the previous year as well showed that their lives were not all about guns and armoury.

The event took place at the Signal Operational Command, Army Signals Barrack, Mile 2.

Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Mohammed also thanked the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai, for making the Signals the life-wire of the Nigerian Army, saying that with the Signals,a lot of activities in the Nigeria Army would not have been possible.

“For the outgone year, the Nigeria Army Signals Corps performed most of its activities with the support from the COAS, and particularly ensured that the corps achieved its mission.

“This include providing clear support to the Nigerian Army activities in virtually all states of the federation.It became necessary for us to find ourselves in every activity of the Nigerian Army over the year.

“The need for communication and the challenge for us to think outside the box became imperative, where we declared our support to the Nigerian Army, ” he said.

Mohammed said that the Corps Signals would continue to work in line with the mandate of the COAS to make the Nigerian Army professionally responsive to its constitutional role.

He also thanked the COAS for the different welfare packages that had made life easier for officers and the their families.

The commander also acknowledged the effort of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, for the actualisation of the hands-head radio factory at the Signals.

The COAS, who was represented by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81Division , Maj.-Gen. Olubunmi Irefin, urged the commander and the Army Signals to continue to excel in the execution of their roles.

“I want to urge you to continue to excel in the execution of your role, I am confident that with the exceptional leadership of your standard, nothing short of the best is expected.

“I am aware that the signals play a vital role in the exercise of command and control by providing the reliable and effective support,” he said.

The COAS also commended all the unique displayd by the different cultural troupes and all those who participated in the event.

NAN reports that WASA is an age long event in the Nigerian Army which dates back to the Allied Forces during the World War II.

It was designed for officers and soldiers to celebrate with their families and friends and thank God for an eventful year because victory is from God alone.

Some of the major highlights at the event include performances and displays by various cultural dance groups, tug of war and the presentation of awards to deserving soldiers who distinguished themselves in various places of deployment during the Year 2019.

The Commander also gave out gift items and cash donations to widows of fallen heroes as part of the contributions from Signal Corps.

Some of the those who attended the event include the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Commandants of military institutions, serving and retired senior military officers.

Others include senior officers of Para- military agencies, local government Cpchairmen, and captains of industries.


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