The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, has revealed that Nigeria army will only recruit candidates who are medically and physically fit.
This was contained in statement titled ‘Recruitment: Nigerian Army Will Only Recruit The Best –COAS,’ issued by Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, on Tuesday.
Yahaya who visited the Nigerian Army Battle Fitness Centre in Falgore, Kano State, to access ongoing screening exercise for 82 Regular Recruit Intake, charged recruitment officers to leverage on the experience garnered from the previous exercises to improve upon the conduct of the ongoing one.
The statement read, “Lt Gen Yahaya charged the recruitment officers to leverage on the experience garnered from the previous recruitment exercises to improve upon the conduct of the ongoing recruitment and ensure that the goals of the exercise are not compromised.
“Gen Yahaya also assured them of equipping the centre with more training aids and facilities to further enhance training at the centre.
“The Director Manpower Planning, Maj Gen Umar Musa, while briefing the COAS, pointed out, that over 3,800 candidates are currently undergoing screening at the centre, adding that the main goal of the exercise is to recruit young and physically fit Nigerians to fill the manpower needs of the NA.
“The COAS also took a tour of the centre during which he inspected completed as well as ongoing projects at the centre. Gen Yahaya also interacted with the candidates and left them with some words of encouragement.”