In a compelling Graduation Lecture held on October 3, 2023, at the Army War College Nigeria (AWCN), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), highlighted the crucial role of citizens in protecting vital national assets
He made the clarion call at a lecture, organized to mark the graduation of participants of Army War College Nigeria Course 7/23.
the Army Chief stated, “The People are the first protectors of critical national assets.” His statement underscores the indispensable role of the citizenry in ensuring the security and preservation of the nation’s essential resources and national wealth.
According to Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu,the COAS emphasized the crucial need for a robust response mechanism to safeguard Nigeria’s vital national assets and infrastructure.
He stressed that the government should increase resources to fortify the capability of security forces in protecting these assets effectively.
“Protection of critical national assets demands a well-equipped and responsive security apparatus,” the COAS enunciated. He added that the nation must invest in combat enablers to enhance troops’ capability to swiftly and effectively respond to threats.
In his remarks, the Commandant AWCN, Major General Ishaya Maina disclosed that the objective of the lecture is to motivate the AWCN participants to engage in research efforts that will proffer enduring solutions to threats against key national