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Army GOC 6 Div. Admonishes Troops On Good Conduct



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The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Nigerian Army/Land Component Commander, Joint Task Force, South South, Operation DELTA SAFE, Major General Jamal Abdussalam has admonished troops of 6 Division to always be of good conduct in whatever they do. He added that the conduct of the least personnel reflects positively or negatively on the reputation of the Nigerian Army (NA).

He gave the admonishment at a one day sensitization lecture on security awareness organized by the Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps (NAIC), held at the Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya Badminton Court, Port Harcourt Barracks.

The GOC further advised troops to imbibe the core values of the NA, which he said include loyalty, selfless service, courage, discipline, integrity and respect for others. He further charged them to apply these values to their daily activities, as this he averred will enhance their level of professionalism.
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Major General Abdussalam reiterated that it’s only greed and selfishness that results to lost of the core values, thereby leading personnel into all manner of illegalities, such as abuse of illicit drugs, illegal duties, betting and gambling among other sundry infractions.

The sensitazation lecture was delivered by the Chief of Military Intelligence(CMI), Major General Bobby Ugiagbe. He explained in details serveral NA policies, ranging from social media policy, computer system security, documents security, detention management amongst others.

Major General Bobby also advised troops to remain loyal to constituted authority, as well as remain apolitical. He further said subversion and leaking out of unauthorized official information are offences chargeable under Armed Forces Act, which could lead the offender to several wasted years when caught.

The CMI stated that stealing and selling of weapons and ammunition is a dastard crime against the Army and humanity, adding that he who does that never can tell whose life could be terminated with those weapons.
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Earlier, the Acting Commander, 6 Military Intelligence Brigade, Colonel Olabode Towobola while delivering his opening remarks, said that the sensitazation lecture is of utmost importance and apt due to the upsurge of the contemporary security challenges bedevilling the nation. This he said provides an insight on way forward.

Highpoints of the event were interactive session, presentation of souvenirs and group photograph.