The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General, Faruk Yahaya has met with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Implementation Committee on the Reform of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) at the Army headquarters in Abuja.
The Committee led by its Vice Chairman, Lieutenant General Abel Akale (rtd), who represented the Chairman, a former Chief of Army Staff, Major General Alwali Kazir (rtd) stated that they came to brief the Chief of Army Staff( COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya on the mandate of the Committee and to elicit inputs from the Nigerian Army in order to facilitate the speedy implementation of the recommendations contained in the reform report.
Gen Akale said that the Committee was constituted by the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd) to articulate policies that will enhance both operational and administrative performance of the AFN and the Ministry of Defence.
Responding, the COAS, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya expressed appreciation for the visit and lauded the quality of the composition of the committee, describing it, as composed of well experienced senior officers, both serving and retired, who have contributed immensely to the AFN while in service.
A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the Army Chief assured the Committee of the Nigerian Army’s unflinching support towards the successful implementation of the reform.
Lt Gen F Yahaya noted that the implementation of the reform report would aid the Services in the discharge of their duties in line with international best practices.
COAS, Defence Ministry meet on reform of Armed Forces