The House of Representatives committee on Army says the nation’s Army must observe the highest professional standards in the discharge of its duties of safeguarding the territorial integrity of the country.
The chairman of the committee, Alh Abdulrazak Namdas, gave the charge while welcoming the leadership of the Army to the 2020/2021 budget defence session in Abuja.
Alhaji Namdas, while addressing the Army Chiefs also stressed the need to prioritize the welfare of personnel, as well as troops who are putting their lives on the line to defend the country and keep everyone safe.
“We are not only after appropriations, we want to say that you should be professional in your duties”, he said.
“We will do our own job to add value to your duties. We are aware that the army is involved in a series of operations, traditionally, your job is to defend the territorial integrity of the country. But because of the security challenges before us, you are involved in internal security. You are there to fight Boko Haram, banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping. All these things, you have been involved. You have more on your hands.
On the welfare of personnel, he stressed that only well-motivated personnel can give their best to safeguard their country.
The representative of the Army, Lt General Lamidi Adeosun, promise that the Nigerian Army will continue to remain professional adding that they have observed some lapses and will continue to improve, serve Nigerians and serve the country the way the constitution mandated