The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has attributed operational setbacks suffered by the Nigerian army in recent time to insufficient willingness and commitment by commanders to perform assigned tasks.

Buratai made the assertion on today when he declared open a transformational leadership workshop organised by the army for its middle cadre officers and soldiers.

According to Buratai, leadership is important to the military professionalism, hence all military professional courses include aspects of military leadership skills acquisition.

He explained that military leadership skills, equip personnel with the capacity to control and care for members of their group from the lowest tactical to the highest operational level.

Buratai said that the army conducts special military leadership programmes when necessary to complement what was provided in the routine courses.