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Brig Gen UO OLATOYE Director Physical Training (Army)

BRIG GEN UO OLATOYE DSS psc fdc MSc CMH
DIRECTOR PHYSICAL TRAINING (ARMY)

Welcome to the Website of the Directorate of Army Physical Training (DAPT). The Directorate has its Headquarters at Chindit Cantonment, Zaria, Kaduna State.

The success of the Nigerian Army is greatly dependent upon the physical fitness standard of the troops, interspersed with the ability to acclimatize at all time with weather variation and environment. To achieve the required physical fitness standard, the Directorate maps out strategies/programmes to ensure that the Nigerian Army at all times maintains the physical fitness standard of its troops both as individuals and as a group. Basically, this is the role we play.

What we do with our mind also affects what we can do with our body – hence our motto: "MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO " (Sound Mind in Sound Body).
 

An Army that has physically unfit soldiers and equipment is destined for failure. In other words, the Army that has physically fit troops is bound to succeed both in peace and war regardless of variations in weather or environment. By so doing, the professional values of the Army is maintained.

Our Regular Activities

Military fitness training, athletics, ball games, combat sports, swimming, gymnastics and more:

Physical fitness training
A purely Military training which prepares soldiers for battle-readiness.

Evening games, consisting of:
Athletics, racquet & ball games, combat sports, gymnastics & more.

Bush exercises
Bush exercises and range classification also comes up once a year.

Classroom activities
Regular class instructions, tests and examinations are also conducted.

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