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Nigerian Army Seek Support of Kaduna NUJ On Peacekeeping

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…tasks troops on Professionalism

By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna

Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre (MLAILPKC), Jaji, has sought the support of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ, Kaduna Council in the promulgation of its activities.

This is just as the centre also tasked her troops on professionalism before, during and after the forthcoming general elections slated for February and March 2023 respectively.

The centre solicited the support of NUJ towards peacekeeping during the handing-over ceremony of the centre’s outgone commandant in Jaji on Friday.

The outgoing commandant, Maj. General Auwal Fagge, who was appreciative of the support of the Union, being the fourth estate of the realm, requested that such support should be extended to the newly decorated commandant.

“I assure you that the new commandant will accord you all the necessary assistance you need, just as I did, feel free to let us know where we have erred.

“I have been here for a year and four months. I thanked the COAS for giving me the opportunity to serve in this environment where I have met different types of people.

“Peace keeping center has availed me the opportunity to interact not only with officers and men of the Armed Forces but, with people from the civilian, I remain the happiest person this morning because, my journey here remained the happiest and smooth one, I appreciate the understanding I received from the least soldier in this centre for things to go well, it was a family issue here, I thank you so much,” Fagge said.

While speaking, the outgoing Commandant expressed confidence in the capacity of the new commandant, whom he described as a great general with the ability to maintain and improve on the mission of the centre.

In his remarks, shortly after taking over as the new commandant of the centre, Maj. Gen. EAP Undiandeye, reiterated his commitment towards ensuring that the mission of the centre is strictly adhered to.

“It is a great pleasure for me to take over the centre from my senior colleague, in as much as I have the philosophy of strict adherence to our duty, I want to request that the cooperation, dedication and support you gave to my colleague be given to me for the success of the centre.

“I want to also add that this is a very security challenged period and combined with the upcoming general elections, I know that the headquarters has sent out code of conduct in respect to the conduct of the upcoming general elections, I want you all to familiarise yourself with the content of that document, and do you not perform a duty that you are not assigned to. Stick to the duty of orders you have been instructed.

“I don’t want to hear any incident involving this centre either by an individual or a group of individuals, we are strictly a training institution, and we should conduct ourselves within that order,” he emphasised.

The new commandant who promised to uphold all welfare and plans that have been in existence at the centre said: “I will also try to request the headquarters to give available resources to help us enhanced the working environment and individual welfare, I will be a leader that has a listening ear and also be strict in ensuring that we do what are expected of us.”

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