By Princess-Ekwi Ajide, Abuja
The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, says only the best candidates who are medically and physically fit will be recruited into the Nigerian Army, NA.
The COAS gave the assurance when he visited the Nigerian Army Battle Fitness Centre, NABFC, in Falgore, Kano State, where the ongoing screening exercise for eighty two Regular Recruit Intake is being conducted.
Lieutenant General Yahaya charged the recruitment officers to leverage on the experience garnered from previous recruitment exercises to improve on the conduct of the ongoing recruitment and ensure that the goals of the exercise are not compromised.
The COAS also assured them of equipping the centre with more training aids and facilities to further enhance training at the centre.
The Director Manpower Planning, Major General Umar Musa, while briefing the COAS, pointed out, that over three thousand, eight hundred candidates are currently undergoing screening at the centre, adding that the main goal of the exercise is to recruit young and physically fit Nigerians to fill the manpower needs of the NA.
A statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the COAS also took a tour of the centre during which he inspected completed and ongoing projects at the centre as well as interacted with the candidates before leaving them with some words of encouragement.
Accompanying the COAS during the visit included the General Officer Commanding one Division Major General Kabiru Muhktar, Chief of Administration, Army, Major General Usman Mohammed, and a host of other top officers of the Nigeria Army.