The change begins with me in the military becomes imperative in order to reposition, re-professionalise and equally demonstrate our subservient role to the democratic governance. The Armed Forces is one of the key integral institution that the country and its citizen can boast of. Consequently, it must champion the cause of high level degree of efficiency and effectiveness to carry out its constitutional mandates in line with the best global practice.
The Chief of Defence Staff since he assumed office has left no stone unturned in injecting very robust policies both administratively and operationally in line with his vision which is “To Ensure A Well Motivated Trained And Equipped Armed Forces That is Responsive To National Security Commitments”. This can only be achieved if there is total reorientation, change of attitude amongst ranks and files introduction of selfless service, subordination to the political masters and the constitution and most importantly, enhanced civil military relations.
The sensitization which was launched on the 21st of November, 2016 is another milestone in the series of achievements which the current CDS and the military in General have achieved. The Nigerian Armed Forces no doubt has to subject itself to the change mantra in upholding its known ethics of decency, accountability, transparency and prudence towards achieving selfless service to the nation, which is the main keyword. It could be reminded that CDS started this process by holding a procurement seminar. With the myriad of security challenges, and economic slowdown the country is facing, hence the need for this realignment of thinking which could propel positivism for attaining overall national security objectives. All personnel of the armed forces must key to this effort in reviving our ethics, etiquette, regimentation which gives emphasis to integrity, loyalty and respect for the rule of law and constitutionalism. This sensitization campaign will be conducted in all military formations and units in the 6 geopolitical areas across our great country.