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Personnel welfare remains top priority of military – GOC



The Common Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Nigerian Military, Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, on Tuesday, declared that the Nigerian Army stays eager concerning the welfare of its serving and retired personnel.

He spoke in his opening remarks at a “City Corridor Assembly on Assessment of Harmonized Phrases and Circumstances of Service (Reviewed 2017)” for serving and retired officers and troopers.

The occasion, being attended by serving and retired officers, in addition to troopers, naval rankings and airmen, is happening on the 82 Division headquarters in Enugu.

Lagbaja mentioned like each different human relationship, the army additionally has its personal phrases and situations of service which is topic to periodical assessment each 5 years.

He mentioned, “We have to assessment the Harmonized Phrases and Circumstances of Service 2017 at this auspicious time to replicate the realities and peculiarities of this time.

“It will undoubtedly improve the welfare of officers, troopers, rankings and airmen within the Nigerian army and encourage them to place of their greatest.

“It can additionally enhance the welfare of retired army personnel as nicely,” he mentioned.


Lagbaja charged serving and retired army personnel attending the city corridor assembly to be “open and have a resourceful interplay” meant to register their opinions on the assessment for it to be far reaching and strong in nature.

“We have now little doubt that your openness and resourcefulness because it considerations age of service and different germane points within the Harmonised Phrases and Circumstances of Service 2017 will make a lot impression on this assessment.

“I thank the Chief of Military Employees and the Protection Headquarters for giving the Division the chance to host this city corridor assembly,” he added.

Additionally talking, the Crew Chief, Protection Headquarters Committee on the Assessment, for the South-East and South-South, Maj.-Gen. G. Okay. Nwosu, mentioned that the assessment could be carried out within the normal and greatest curiosity of the Nigerian army.

Nwosu defined that the assessment takes as much as two years to mixture views and submissions of these concerned, including that the committee had earlier bought views and submissions of varied army models and formations earlier than the city corridor assembly.

He mentioned: “This is a chance opened to each serving and retired army personnel to talk and make their enter within the assessment.

“Because the Christians have their information e book – the Holy Bible; the Moslems have their information e book – the Holy Quran, so additionally the army has its Harmonised Phrases and Circumstances of Service (HTACOS) because it information”.

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