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Army Chief Orders Probe of Senior Civil Servant’s  Beating By Soldiers


In response to the recent protest sparked by the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) regarding the treatment of civilian workers at Command Secondary School Iyana Ipaja, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has intervened to investigate the matter.

A statement from the Army on Tuesday said Lagbaja had directed the Provost Marshal (Army) to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the unfortunate incident at Command Secondary School Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.

“The Nigerian Army recognizes the vital role that civilian staff play in supporting its operations and day-to-day administration,” said Lieutenant General Lagbaja in a statement.

“We are dedicated to fostering a positive and respectful working environment for all personnel.”

The Army says the investigation will comprehensively address all allegations raised by the ASCSN, with a focus on ensuring accountability and justice for all parties involved.

“We are committed to upholding the rule of law and respect for the rights of all our employees, including the fundamental rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining,” affirmed Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, who signed statement.

The Army is also actively engaging with the Ministry of Defence and the ASCSN to address any outstanding issues and promote a cordial working relationship between civilian staff and soldiers.

“We strongly believe that open communication and collaboration are key to resolving challenges,” Nwachukwu stated.

“Trust in the process is essential, and we are confident that the investigation will provide a clear and accurate understanding of the situation.”

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