The CNS warns staff against their involvement in partisan politics
Navy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo has warned personnel not to get involved in partisan politics but to exercise their civic duty in the upcoming general elections to recruit new leaders.
The CNS, which was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans (CPPLans), Rear Admiral Saidu Garba, said so during the second quarter march in Abuja.
He warned that any staff member who engages in partisan politics will be punished accordingly.
“It’s especially as we enter the election period, we urge you all to be non-partisan and not engage in any activity, your right is to vote, get your PVC, vote and return in your home. We do not expect you to engage in the electoral process. Anyone found engaging in it will be severely punished.
He said the routine route marching exercise aims to keep personnel fit for peak performance in carrying out constitutional roles as naval personnel.
“The traveling march aims to develop the physical and mental alertness of personnel to respond to the dynamics of contemporary security operations. It also aims to foster esprit de corps and provide a means of relaxation,” he added.
He pointed out that operational efficiency and combat readiness depend on the mental and physical fitness of the armed forces.
“Indeed, physical fitness and mental alertness are essential for the combat readiness of service personnel at all times.”
The Navy said that instead of the current security challenges in the country, “the need to keep personnel operationally fit cannot be overstated. This is why physical fitness and mental alertness are among the essential elements of the strategic direction of the CSI. Therefore, this Route March aims to keep us in shape for optimal performance in carrying out our constitutional roles as naval personnel.”
“Let me take this opportunity to draw your attention to the need to continue to be law-abiding citizens and at the same time stress the need to maintain a cordial and improved relationship with our civilian population and relevant stakeholders.
“It is all the more that your duty to defend the territorial integrity of our homeland will be meaningless if the people of Nigeria do not enjoy a harmonious relationship with the armed forces. Likewise, we can only be proud that their safety and well-being are assured as law-abiding citizens.
On that note, I urge you to be more professional in the conduct of your daily duties and activities.”
“Furthermore, I must encourage you not to engage in criminal acts or take the laws into your own hands that could bring discredit to the Service in the performance of your duties.”
He reaffirmed that the Nigerian Navy will continue to support its personnel by providing all the needs to perform optimally in the area of your responsibilities.
“Furthermore, I urge you all to demonstrate your dedication and unwavering support for our democracy and our constituted authority,” he said.
He revealed that the NN Games are scheduled to take place in August this year, with the aim of consolidating the fitness level of NN personnel and identifying the abundant talents in the Service who can represent NN well in national and international competitions. .
“I implore you to seize the opportunity and actively participate in the Games.
“It is fitting to reiterate the wise saying that a healthy mind requires a healthy body to function properly. It is therefore with a sincere sense of responsibility and great pleasure that I congratulate each of us for participating in this March. of the road “.