The Chief of Army Staff(COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has charged troops to compliment Nigerian Army’s kinetic engagements with spiritual efforts, such as counseling, guidance and divine supplications in ongoing military operations across the nation.
He gave the charge during an Interdenominational church service to commemorate Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2022, held at Saint Mark Military Church (Protestant), 34 Brigade Obinze Barracks, Owerri, Imo State.
This was made known in a statement signed by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations on Sunday.
Accoridng to the statement, the COAS, who was represented by Maj Gen Victor Ezugwu, noted that the theme of the Interdenominational service: “Promoting National Unity through Religious Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence” was apt, while urging Christian faithful across the nation to continually promote peace and unity in complimenting the efforts of the Nigerian Army to surmount contemporary security challenges bedeviling the nation.
The COAS also urged all to desist from the use of misinformation, deceit and issues capable of disintegrating the nation, adding that there is unity in our unique diversity.
The Interdenominational service was held in all formations and units of the NA across the nation. The church service had in attendance, representative of the President, Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), principal staff officers from Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commanders, General Officers Commanding, Commandants of Nigerian Army training institutions, soldiers and their families.