Sometimes, officials of the Nigerian army display some unprofessional tendencies and a typical example was the beating of a beggar that wore an Army camouflage, but that is not the kind of army that Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, wants.

His dream for the army is different and he emphasised it on Friday at the ongoing 13th Editors Conference holding in Port Harcourt.

Buratai wants a professional and responsive army in the discharge of their constitutional roles.

The army chief was represented by Major General Eniobong Udoh, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division of the Nigerian Army.

He told editors that the vision is intended to ensure seamless connection between the ends and the means of tackling insecurity.

In order to maintain such pride, I have laid structures for effective leadership and personnel management because the army must strive to remain as an institution of authority.

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It is to create responsibilities, provide direction, inspiration, vision and communicate same to personnel at all times, he said.

According to Burutai, the army by going this direction will be poised to confront evolving internal and external threats to guarantee the sovereignty of the country.

In so doing, we are avowed to remain firmly apolitical in order to always find ourselves in a good stead to defend our constitution by providing the needed security environment for the survival of democracy,’’ the Chief of Army Staff said.

Typical examples of the pillars of professionalism and responsiveness are the exercises that the army has been conducting in the established crisis areas in the country, he added.

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