Nigeria Army organizes 5 Day Veterans Affairs Seminar in Yola

Nigerian Army Headquarters’ Department of Administration, has organized a five day Veterans affairs Seminar and workshop for ex-service men in North East of Nigeria.
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By Abubakar Muhammad Adamu

The Nigerian Army Headquarters’ Department of Administration, has organized a five day Veterans affairs Seminar and workshop for ex-service men in North East of Nigeria.

Hosted by the Army Headquarters three Division, the event is holding in the confrence Hall of Muna Hotels Yola.

Speaking during the event, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahya said the aim of the workshop is to build a professional Nigerian army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a joint environment in the defense of Nigeria.

Represented by the General Officer Commanding Three Division of the Nigerian Army and Commander, Operation Safe Heaven, Major General I.S Ali, the Chief of Army staff said the seminar intends to follow up important national issues especially on security.

The Seminar with the Theme, “Harnessing the skills of Nigerian Army Veterans for National Security“ will also engage veterans to support the security operations which are already yielding positive results for enhance national unity.

The Chief of Army staff, urged the Participants of the workshop to use the unique opportunities provided by the forum to rekindle their efforts and bring out expertise acquired while in the service.

He appreciated Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for providing the army a friendly environment for conduct of its exercises.                                                       Declaring the workshop open, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri represented by the Chief of Staff Government House, Yola Professor Maxwell Gidado acknowledged the contributions of the Nigeria Army in maintaining peace and security in the country and expressed government support at all times.

Earlier in a welcome address, the Commander Twenty Three Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Yola Brigadier General M.A Garba said the seminar is designed to remind the Veterans ‘on their roles in National Security adding it is also an opportunity to get feedback on the veteran’s welfare.

The Workshop is to be concluded on Friday this week.

 

 

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