By Bukar Bolori
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa, in a notable show of commitment to Nigeria’s democratic stability, recently inaugurated a series of vital projects within the 6 Division, Nigerian Army.
This action took place during his inaugural operational visit to the Division’s Area of Responsibility, where he emphasized the enduring strength of democracy in the nation.
Acting Deputy Director of 6 Division Army Public Relations, Major Danjuma Jonah Danjuma, reported that General Musa reasserted the resilience of Nigeria’s democracy in the face of various challenges confronting the nation.
The CDS unequivocally assured Nigerians that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) would play a crucial role in safeguarding and preserving the democratic principles that the nation held dear.
General Musa further reaffirmed this commitment in a brief interaction with the press, where he stressed that the AFN would persistently protect the country’s democratic values.
The General allayed any fears stemming from past coup attempts in neighboring countries, emphasizing that there was no cause for alarm in Nigeria.
In an expression of gratitude, General Musa acknowledged the unwavering support of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He disclosed that President Tinubu had approved the allocation of funds for the procurement of essential resources to combat illegal oil theft and other criminal activities.
The CDS took the opportunity to commend the officers and soldiers of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, for their remarkable efforts in maintaining security and combating illegalities in the Niger Delta region.
He also urged those involved in criminal activities to abandon their actions.
Among the projects commissioned by General Musa were the 46 Engineer Brigade Counter Improvised Explosive Device Squadron office complex, a range of vehicles, motorbikes, and equipment, newly constructed Corporal and Below quarters for the 26 Support Engineer Regiment, the 29 Battalion Magazine, as well as a tree planting initiative and the unveiling of a street named after General CG Musa.
Earlier in the day, Major General Jamal Abdussalam, the General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Nigerian Army, and Land Component Commander of the Joint Task Force, South South, Operation DELTA SAFE, briefed the CDS on the operational activities within the Division at its headquarters.
An interactive session also took place between General Musa and the Division’s officers.
The high point of the visit included the signing of the visitor’s register, the presentation of souvenirs, and a group photograph, symbolizing the unity and commitment to safeguarding Nigeria’s democracy.