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Defence - February 22, 2024

CDS urges’ officers to respect tradition, culture, religion of host region

Stanley Ihedigbo

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa, has urged the troops attached to the Nigerian Army, 6 Division,   Port Harcourt, Rivers State to respect the tradition, culture and religion of the people in Niger Delta Region.

According to the Acting Deputy Director, 6 Division Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel Danjuma Jonah Danjuma, the CDS gave the advice when he visited Headquarters, 6 Division, as part  of his routine operational visit to the Niger Delta Region (NDR), where he commended the General Officer Commanding (GOC) the Division and personnel of the Division for the giant strides achieved so far.

He advised the troops to ensure that in carrying out their responsibilities, they respect the people and their belief.

He thanked troops in the NDR for the good job they were doing but warned that no form of complacency would be tolerated.

General Musa maintained that he is impressed with what he has seen in Port Barracks and  further said the level of commitment exemplified love for the country.

The CDS reiterated that a lot more needs to be done. In his words “We must stop criminals from criminalities,  they are committing against the economy”, adding that the Armed Forces of Nigeria under his watch has a mandate to provide security as well as ensure improvement in oil production as directed by the President and Commander-in-Chief.

Earlier, the GOC and Land Component Commander, Joint Task Force, South South, Operation DELTA SAFE (OPDS), Major General Jamal Abdussalam thanked the CDS for the visit.

He added that officers and soldiers of the Division were committed to safeguarding critical national infrastructure for the benefit of the nation.

He further assured that troops of the Division would continue to carry out their statutory responsibilities in the most professional manner in line with the mandate of OPDS in the NDR.

General Musa, on arrival, commissioned the newly reconstructed main entrance to Port Harcourt Barracks and the newly built officers’ transit accommodation at the officers’ quarters. He was particularly delighted with the level of infrastructural development witnessed in the barracks in the last couple of months.

Highpoints of the visit were the operational brief to the CDS, interactive session with field commanders of OPDS, presentation of souvenirs, and a group photograph.

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