The Chief of Army Staff(COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commissioned two official residences for Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) of Headquarters 8 Division and Division Garrison, both in Giginya Barracks, Sokoto.
The COAS commissioned the projects today Thursday 5 May 2022 as part of his operational tour of 8 Division, Nigerian Army. Speaking during the event, Gen Yahaya maintained that RSMs constitute a vital link between officers and soldiers, stressing that they are the custodians of discipline and regimentation in the NA, without which command and control would have been cumbersome. He charged the RSM’s to redouble their effort in entrenching discipline and regimentation among personnel.
General Yahaya noted, that bequeathing a befitting infrastructure to troops is a gesture that will boost their morale and encourage them to do their best, while discharging their responsibilities. He reiterated his resolve to continue as a deliberate policy, to improve on the standard of infrastructure in all NA barracks.
The COAS also commissioned other projects including, remodelled 8 Division Garrison RSM’s office and road, Fire Fighting Truck and a Fuel Dump,among others. The projects were named after some Master Warrant Officers, who had distinguished themselves in service.
While addressing officers of the Division, the Army Chief charged them to escalate operations against banditry and other criminalities in the North West zone.