The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen Farouk Yahaya, on Monday, addressed the Nigerian Army leadership in Abuja.
The COAS 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 speech delivered to the Principal Staff Officers and Field Commanders unveiled his vision.
Yahaya pledged the unalloyed commitment and loyalty of the Army to President Muhaadu Buhari.
He 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.
The COAS 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.
He described the late COAS as a big brother, a brilliant officer and a mentor who showed. exemplary leadership in his brief stay in office.
Yahaya assured of his desire to continue on the good footprints of the deceased General.
The Army chief said his vision is channelled towards defeating all security challenges presently confronting Nigeria in collaboration with other security agencies.