By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Chief of Policy and Plans Nigerian Army, Major General Anthony Omozoje has charged 295 cadets of Short Service Course (SSC) 47 Army to stick to the virtue of loyalty.
Omozoje gave the charge during the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) regimental dinner night in honour of passing out cadets of short service course 47 Army on Thursday in Kaduna.
According to him, since they have been trained, they should stick to the virtue of loyalty.
“They must be loyal to the service ,they must remain loyal to this nation.
“They should be committed to their assignment, that is what is required.
“If they stay committed, rising top of this career will be possible,” he said.
He told the cadets that Nigeria demands a military whose leaders demonstrate high standards of character.
“Leaders who conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the time honour tenets of the profession of arms,” he stressed.
Omozoje also told the cadets that in a few days they will end a phase and begin another as transition from being cadets to commissioned officers of the Nigerian Army.
He noted that officers are essential to the army organization to command, establish policy and manage resources while balancing risk and caring for the people and families.
“In this light, you need a correct sense of responsibility, coupled with the right knowledge .
“You must therefore, submit to civil requirements for leadership development that will enable you to contribute to the development effectiveness of the Nigerian Army in accomplishing assignment task in support of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the constitution.
“Hence you must be leaders who are physically and mentally fit, highly motivated and disciplined, willing to share in the hardship and danger and inspire your men to follow you even into the darkest of places,” he said.