On Friday, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa took over as commander of the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps at the Infantry Corps Center Jaji Military Cantonment in Kaduna state.
Fidel Info reports that following the recent deployments of its officers and soldiers to various units, commands, and theaters across the nation, Musa assumed leadership of the Infantry Corps.
Before taking over the Infantry Corps from Maj.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, the Corps Commander was posted from Theatre Command North-East Joint Task Force Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), where he served as Theatre Commander.
As the Deputy Commandant and Provost of the Nigerian Army Heritage and Future Centre, Abuja, Ezugwu, the former Corps Commander, was appointed.
In his speech, Ezugwu thanked both God and Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff, for giving him the chance to lead the Corps as its fifteenth commander.
He called the new Commander a well-known General in the Infantry Corps and noted that he could draw on a lot of expertise from Theatre Operation Hadin Kai in his new role as the commander of the Infantry Corps.
“I know Musa for a very long time now, he is someone I can vouch for his pedigree to even take the Infantry Corps to a greater heights than I did,” he said.
Ezugwu praised the soldiers and officers of the Corps for their support throughout his leadership while praising God for guiding the new Commander in the performance of his duties.
He asked them to provide the new commander the same support so that the corps, which serves as the Nigerian Army’s hub, can continue to soar.
Musa, the new commander, also expressed his gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff for considering him deserving of the position.
Every officer’s goal, especially those in the infantry, he claimed, was to lead his corps.
“My dream is fulfilled today,” Musa said.
He noted that coming from Theatre Operation Hadin Kai, things he observed there would be subjected to improvement in the Infantry Corps to move it forward.
He thanked Ezugwu for his feat in the corps.
He said Ezugwu was a professional in everything he did, noting that he would build upon his legacies in taking the Infantry Corps to greater heights.
“We have been together since in the Nigerian Defence Academy where we met in 1986; we have gone a very long way.
“About five to six years ago, I handed over to him as the Commandant of Depot Nigerian Army in Zaria and today I am taking over from him as the Corps Commander Infantry, we have followed each other closely,” he said.
Musa promised to sustain the values of the Infantry Corps which he said were dedication to duty, valour and honesty, so that the Corps would continue to occupy its rightful place.
“We will make sure the Corps keeps soaring higher, we have moved to asymmetric warfare which is the world order; we will continue training our men to keep up to the challenges,” he said.