Gen. Yahaya reiterated this on Tuesday in Ogoja, Cross River, when he flagged off the Nigerian Army Inter Divisions Combat Company Orienteering Competition.
Yahaya, represented by Maj.- Gen Joseph Omali, said that the competition was meant to translate to the relative ease in the conduct of operations.
He also said that the competition would enhance the leadership development of junior commanders.
“I urge you all to strive hard in order to bring out the best in the championship and I want to assure you that efforts and preparations for the competition will translate to relative ease in the conduct of operations.”
He commended the 82 Division on the choice of Ogoja for the competition, adding that the terrain provided all features needed for training in nature.
Earlier, Maj.-Gen Umar Musa, General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian Army, acknowledged the emphasis the Nigerian Army under the current leadership of COAS placed on training.
He expressed confidence that the competition would be adventurous and entertaining.
NAN reports that the five days competition drew participants from six Divisions across the Nigerian Army and Army Headquarters garrison.
The participants are expected to undergo a fitness test, 10 and 30 Kilometres run with heavy loads among others.