By NBF News

The Nigerian Army is bent on resuscitating its values and aspects of regimentation jettisoned during the military's many years of incursion into the nation's politics.

The General Officer Commanding, 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment, Maj.-Gen. Lawrence Ugubane, disclosed this at the opening of a five-day training for military officers in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Tuesday.

Ugubane said the training with the theme, 'Towards enhancing professionalism in the Nigerian Army,' was aimed at stimulating and broadening officers' knowledge on professional and contemporary subjects.

He said the theme of the training was in line with the Nigerian Army's corporate drive to attain the highest level of professionalism.

He said it had remained the priority of successive Chiefs of Army Staff since 1999 to put in place programmes that could lead to professionalism in the Army in view of the impact the political arena had had on the military.

According to him, the incumbent COAS, Lt.-Gen. A.B. Dambazau, since assumption of office, has identified training as a veritable tool to enhance professionalism.