By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Kaduna State chapter has said that it received with great joy, the news of the appointment of Major General Farouq Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff.
According to a signed statement made available to newsmen on Thursday May 27, 2021, jointly signed by the chairperson, Fatima Aliyu and the Secretary, Maureen Sheyin, said the appointment did not come to the association as a surprise.
The statement noted that in view of General Yahaya’s track records of excellence in service as Military Secretary, General Officer Commanding One Division Kaduna, and lately, Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai among others, prior to his eventual appointment as Chief of Army Staff.
“Major General Farouq Yahaya is a thorough bred professional senior officer, highly deciplined, well focused, result oriented and committed senior Officer that will no doubt reposition the Army in line with global best practices.
“The Association commends President Muhammadu Buhari for making the right decision to settle for General Farouq Yahaya. It is the Association’s hope that the new COAS will consolidate on the gains so far recorded in the on going fight against terrorism of which he is very familiar with.”
The statement also urged the new Army Chief to remain determined, resolute and continue to operate an open door policy with a view to finding lasting solutions to security challenges across Nigeria.
“The Association prays to Allah to grant Major General Farouq Yahaya the knowledge, foresight and wisdom to lead the Nigerian Army to enviable heights. It equally prays for Allah’s continued guidance and protection on him and his team,” it added.