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Ex-STF commander charges troops on professionalism



Maj.-Gen. Augustine Agundu, the immediate past Commander of Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) maintaining peace in Plateau and environs, has charged officers and men of the task force to be professional in the discharge of their duties.

Agundu gave the advice in his farewell address to officers and men of the task force on Wednesday in Jos.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the Defence Headquarters had appointed Maj. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, to replace Agundu as commander of the task force.

Agundu, who served as commander of the task force since July 2018, also charged the personnel to be diligent  in the discharge their statutory functions of safeguarding lives and property in the state

The erstwhile commander who described the work of a soldier as “noble”, further urged the officers and men to put in their best for the greater good of humanity.

“The job of a soldier is a noble one; I charge you to put in your best in doing it.

“Remember that you are serving humanity, and so, you must be highly professional in serving the people.

“Do your best and at the appropriate time history will remember your service to the nation,” he said.

The former commander also advised personnel of the task force to maintain personal hygiene, particularly in this season that Coronavirus, a global pandemic is ravaging the world.

He further advised officers and men to look after their families no matter the situation.

NAN also reports that Agundu has been transferred to serve as Senior Research Fellow at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Abuja.

Edited By: Abdullahi Yusuf

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