OSMA President, Brigadier General Maikano Abdullahi appealed for support when he led a delegation from both organizations on a courtesy call to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya at the Army Headquarters, in Abuja.
General Abdullahi who doubles as the Vice President of CISM said the delegation is in Nigeria for the Council Meeting of the Organisations, hence decided to use the opportunity to visit Defence and Service Headquarters.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu
in a statement said that the President used the visit to inform the COAS of the Sahel countries Armed Forces Sports Competition slated to hold between 9 -19 October 2021 in Nigeria.
The President disclosed that the idea to bring the Armed Forces of various African countries together through sports is to aid the military in the fight against insurgency and other security challenges in Africa.
Responding, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya thanked the delegation for the visit and assured them of his support in all their activities.
Represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army) Maj Gen Anthony Omozoje, the Army Chief congratulated the OSMA President on his election and charged him to remain a good ambassador of the Nigerian Army.
He wished the delegation a fruitful and rewarding council meeting and facility tour.
Present at the event were Principal Staff Officers and Directors of Army Headquarters among others.
The high point of the event was the presentation of souvenirs to the OSMA President.
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