Army Conducts Conversion Exercise for 348 Officers

Nigerian troops patrol in Bama on March 25, 2015. Nigeria's military has retaken the northeastern town of Bama from Boko Haram, but signs of mass killings carried out by Boko Haram earlier this year remain. AFP PHOTO / NICHOLE SOBECKINichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images

The General Officer Commanding(GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Adamu Baba Abubakar has commended Members of the Conversion Board 2017 for Short Service Combatant and Direct Short Service Commission Officers of the Nigerian Army for the high level of discipline, organization and preparation for the conduct of the exercise. The GOC made the commendation today Monday 17 July 2017, at the Nigerian Army Language Instistute, Ovim in Isuikwuato Local Govenment Area of Abia State, – the venue for the conversion exercise.

General Abubakar further charged the participants to be focused, dedicated and remain honest from the beginning to the end of the exercise. “There is no short cut to any aspect of this exercise, the secret to success here is your discipline, zeal and determination. Strict measures have been put in place to instantly detect, and promptly and severely deal with any form of cheating or malpractice… I, therefore, charged you to remain focused, disciplined and committed to what you are here for” -General Abubabakar Stated.

A total of 348 Officers of the rank of lieutenants and captains are participating for the conversion to Regular Commission and Direct Regular Commission respectively for the year 2017. The exercise has started from Saturday 15 – Monday 24 July 2017.