Physical fitness, a basic requirement for military personnel – GOC

Physical fitness, a basic requirement for military personnel – GOC

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Div. Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen Kabiru   Mukthar, says army personnel should maintain their state of bodily health to make sure productiveness in line of responsibility.

Mukthar said this on Friday on the closing ceremony of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC),Jaji  bi-annual sports activities competitors for the 12 months 2022,  which had  300 athletes taking part.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the athletes have been drawn from the headquarters of the AFCSC, in addition to Land, Maritime and Air warfare departments.

A complete of 14 sporting occasions featured within the competitors, particularly  soccer, tennis, volleyball, handball, swimming, squash, badminton, golf,  Basketball, scrabble and tug of warfare, amongst others.

The GOC stated sports activities are regular actions which shaped a part of the curriculum of the College.

“Physical health or occasions like this reduces stress and makes the personnel extra productive, and likewise brings about sportsmanship between varied departments, providers and civilian workers.

“I do know sports activities as one of many best exercise that brings folks collectively to cooperate in direction of reaching the identical intention, which is to ‘victory’.

Muktar stated he was not stunned by the spectacular efficiency of the atheletes, including that the majority of them engaged in sports activities.

According to him, there’s a specified kilometers of race which they need to cowl earlier than passing out, both within the senior or junior course.

Earlier, the Commandant of the AFCSC, AVM Olurotimi Tuwase, stated  that Sports engagement was one of many requirement within the coaching of center cadre officers to arrange them to imagine workers and command tasks.

He stated that sporting actions weren’t solely to boost the personnel health, but additionally guarantee they imbibed spirit of company in workforce work.

“As the case is in having a winner or a looser, there may be at all times a message to go along with, which is working more durable by the winners so as to keep the highest place even within the discipline, to maintain victory in battles,” Tuwase stated.

NAN report that the Department of Land warfare emerged winner with six gold , whereas Headquarters of the AFCSC, got here 2nd with 5 gold, and Air warfare got here third with 4 gold, simply as  Maritime warfare got here 4th with two gold .(NAN).

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