COAS tasks Regimental Sergeant Majors to restore regimentation in Nigerian Army

The Chief Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has enjoined Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM) of the Nigerian Army (NA) to ensure the complete restoration of regimentation in the Army.

 He made the call in the light of the critical role RSMs play in every unit/formation of the Nigerian Army as the  custodians of regimentation and discipline.

RSMs during the convention.

General Yahaya stated this, while declaring open, the Regimental Sergeant Majors Convention 2021, holding at the Headquarters 2 Division, Ibadan, with the theme “Professionalism in a Regimented Environment: The RSMs in Perspective”.
A statement by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the spokesman of the Nigerian Army said that COAS charged the RSMs to put in their best to restore the traditions and customs of the profession, more importantly, now that the army is involved in joint operations with sister services and other security agencies.

He assured the RSMs that his administration will provide all necessary requirements within the limits of available resources. He added that his command will provide the necessary  encouragement and  conducive environment needed  to ensure that personnel are restored   to a status that will promote professionalism in the NA.  

General Yahaya noted that his keen interest in the welfare of RSMs and in the progress and capacity development of every soldier of the NA shaped the theme of the convention, pointing out that the RSMs must therefore, ensure that at the end of the convention, positive change in the attitude, behavior and regimentation of the troops will begin to manifest. 

He called on the RSMs to contribute meaningfully at the convention and to ensure that they go back better informed about their roles, stressing the Army hierarchy needs their cooperation and expertise to move the force forward.

The RSMs convention is an annual event that congregates over three hundred participants across Nigerian Army units and formations.