Chief of Army staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja, has dedicated his elevation to the rank of Lieutenant General in the Nigerian Army to the personnel of the service.
Lagbaja who was decorated with the new rank on Monday 31 July 2023 by the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja commended all officers and soldiers of the NA for their support and cooperation as he steers the affairs of the NA.
In a brief reception to honour the COAS at the Army Headquarters Conference Room, the Army Chief expressed gratitude to President Tinubu for finding him worthy of the elevation.
In a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, Lagbaja pledged his loyalty and that of the entire personnel of the Nigerian Army (NA) to the President and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The COAS called for continuous cooperation and understanding of personnel to move the NA forward.
While delivering the congratulatory message on behalf of officers and soldiers of the NA, Major General Abdulsalami Ibrahim, the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army), congratulated the COAS on his well-deserved promotion, adding that the elevation is a mark of honour and recognition of dedication, hard work and selfless service to the NA and the nation at large. He assured the COAS of the unalienable support and loyalty of the personnel in achieving his Mission Command.