The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Major-General Chris Musa, has released three leadership concepts he intends to adopt as he leads the Nigerian military after his recent appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Major-General Musa said his appointment elicits a clear leadership concept which will serve as the roadmap supporting the implementation of relevant guiding principles by the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).
According to him, the roadmap will foster highly disciplined, cohesive and inspired armed forces ready to achieve their constitutional roles.
He said his leadership concept will be hinged on three pillars which include:
1) People-Centric Armed Forces of Nigeria
The AFN, under my leadership, will be people-centric by prioritizing and safeguarding our people and their legitimate way of life as prescribed by the Nigerian Constitution. Accordingly, the AFN will apply the lens of people-centricity to crucial components of activities to truly put the Nigerian people at the centre of its actions to promote and safeguard a secure environment for all.
2) Prioritizing troops’ welfare
Service men and women of the AFN should be reassured of my commitment to their welfare, provision of relevant operational equipment, and infrastructural development within available resources to enable them to succeed in assigned constitutional roles. The goal will be to promote targeted and specific capacity building, sound administration and efficient resource management, amongst others, to enhance the individual and collective welfare of AFN personnel.
3) Deepening jointness in the AFN:
I shall deepen jointness and prioritize decision-making through a shared active contribution and consultation process across a broad spectrum of our security architecture. This is geared towards ensuring that the AFN can promptly identify and address emerging operational challenges with appropriate methods and capabilities in a timely and efficient manner.