Thursday, 25 May 2017


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai said on Tuesday that the operational capacity of the Nigerian Army had improved since the inception of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buratai made the remark when he declared open the “Combat Arms’’ training week of the Nigerian Army at the headquarters of Infantry Corps centre, Jaji.

“It is necessary to note that since the inception of the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, there has been remarkable improvement in the operational capacity of the Nigerian Army, especially in the North East.

“This is occasioned by improvement in funding by the Commander-In-Chief,’’ he said.
Buratai said the training was designed to identify challenges, gaps and capability of the combat arms with a view to improving for better performance in the theatre.

“It is hoped that the various ideas that will be discussed and solutions that will be proffered during this training will enhance the capability of the combat arms and the Nigerian army to meet our constitutional responsibilities,’’ he said.

He called on officers and soldiers of the army to remain loyal to constituted authority and be professional in their duties.

Also speaking, Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, who was represented by the Secretary to the Kaduna State Government, Malam Balarabe Abbas noted that the army was better positioned under the APC-led administration.

The governor this had made it capable of confronting “all forms of threats to the country from both within and outside its borders.”

Source :(NAN)

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