The Nigerian Army has assured its athletes of likely promotion and several other privileges deserving of any one who wins medal as part of measures to encourage sports men and women to do their best in sporting activities.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai stated this yesterday in Abuja while intimating journalist on line up of activities of the upcoming Nigerian Army Sports Festival (NAFEST) scheduled to hold at the National stadium Abuja.
Buratai said sports activities of the army is part of the training schedule of personnel since physical fitness and development is critical to their mental well being.
He said the event is meant to promote the spirit of espiri de corp among personnel and to foster relationship between the army and civil populace.
He further said the sporting activities was designed to promote sportsmanship within the various units and formations of the Nigerian Army.
The army chief said 7 and newly created 8 Division will not participate in the sports events since they have been very active in the fight against insurgency and not have time to train for such event.
He also said Championship trophy so will be presented to the formations that come first, second and third position and to various athlete in various events.