Major General Faruk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has addressed the leadership of the Nigerian Army in Abuja.
The speech delivered on Monday to the Field Commanders and Principal Staff Officers unveiled his vision.
Yahaya said he will command the Army “to win all land battles in defence of the territorial integrity of Nigeria, protect her national interests and accomplish assigned tasks in aid of civil authority among other responsibilities”.
The COAS pledged the unalloyed commitment and loyalty of the Army to the President Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
Yahaya assured all officers and men of exemplary and professional leadership that would serve as a rallying point for all.
“The NA under my command will discharge its duties with diligence, commitment and loyalty to the President Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari,’’ Army spokesman, Mohammed Yerima, quoted Yahaya as saying.
Yahaya pointed out that his appointment came at a time when the Army lost its former Chief Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash along with 10 other officers.
The COAS described the late COAS as a big brother, a brilliant officer and a mentor who showed. exemplary leadership in his brief stay in office.
He assured of his desire to continue on the good footprints of the deceased General.