Army Chief Drills Troops on 15Km Physical Exercise
The Chief of Army Staff ( COAS ) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has in the early hours of today Friday the 22th of February 2019, in line with his professional disposition led troops to a 15 kilometers physical training exercise/test.
The physical training exercise is part of the route march exercise to cap this year’s annual physical training test.
Being a leader, who always leads by example, he today led troops including Principal Staff Officers, Commanders and Directors to the marathon route march to the admiration of both officers and soldiers that participated.
Speaking after the route march, the COAS posited that the exercise is an annual event for the NA aimed at keeping officers and soldiers fit physically and mentally to effectively face assigned constitutional roles.
According to him “This is a scheduled NA activity aimed at keeping troops in a state of sound physical and mental fitness to enable them to carry out constitutional roles effectively. Once you pass the test, you are good to go for the year.
‘As you all know, this year is full of activities such as Operations Egwu eke 111, Corocodile smile, Safe Haven and others in aid to civil authority as enshrined in the nation’s Constitution”,
He called on troops to remain loyal, dedicated and patriotic to the Nation .The Army Chief congratulated troops in the fields especially those fighting terrorism in the North East for the recent successes.
He emphasised his readiness to continuously support the personnel of the Nigerian Army in the area of improving their welfare and that of their families through Barracks Investment Initiative among other ways.
Acting Director Army Public Relations