Nigerian Army will recruit only the best, COAS assures


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya has said only the best candidates who are medically and physically fit will be recruited into the Nigerian Army (NA).

The COAS gave the assurance on Tuesday when he visited the Nigerian Army Battle Fitness Centre (NABFC) in Falgore, Kano State where the ongoing screening exercise for 82 regular recruit intake is being conducted.

Lt. Gen. Yahaya charged the recruitment officers to leverage on the experience garnered from the previous recruitment exercises to improve upon the conduct of the ongoing recruitment and ensure that the goals of the exercise are not compromised.

Gen. Yahaya also assured them of equipping the centre with more training aids and facilities to further enhance training at the centre.

The Director, Manpower Planning, Major Gen. Umar Musa while briefing the COAS, pointed out that over 3,800 candidates are currently undergoing screening at the centre adding that the main goal of the exercise is to recruit young and physically fit Nigerians to fill the manpower needs of the NA.

The COAS also took a tour of the centre during which he inspected completed as well as ongoing projects at the centre. Gen Yahaya also interacted with the candidates and left them with some words of encouragement.

Accompanying the COAS during the visit are the General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Major Gen. Kabiru Muhktar, Chief of Administration (Army), Major Gen. Usman Mohammed, Chief of Operations, Major Gen. Olumide Akinjobi, Provost Marshal (Army), Major Gen. Robert Aiyenigba and the Chief of Military Intelligence (Army), Major Gen. Ibrahim Salihu.

Photo: Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya inspecting the Guard of Honour during his visit to the Nigerian Army Battle Fitness Centre (NABFC) in Falgore, Kano State on Tuesday.

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