Recruitment into Army not employment opportunity, says COAS

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has told Nigerians not to see recruitment into the Nigerian Army as an opportunity to get employment.

Yahaya stressed that recruitment into the Army was different from other jobs, noting that joining the service presented one with an opportunity to defend the territorial integrity of the country.

He stated this on Saturday shortly before kick-starting a 10-kilometre endurance run for candidates undergoing screening to qualify for the 84 Regular Recruits Intake into the Nigerian Army at the Nigerian Army Battle Fitness Centre in Falgore forest, Kano State.

The Army chief also warned that recruitment into the service was not an all-comers affair as it required a lot of sacrifices, selflessness and if need be, the supreme sacrifice.

These were contained in a statement by the Army’s spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu.

Yahaya advised the candidates to take the screening seriously, as only the best would emerge in the final enlistment. He also advised the personnel conducting the screening exercise to protect their integrity by avoiding any form of compromise.

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