- Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has urged commanders to work with other security agencies in Nigeria
- Buratai said carrying along other security agencies would assist in addressing security challenges in the country
- The Army promised that efforts were on to adequately accommodate officers and soldiers through renovation of structure and construction of new ones
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged commanders to always carry along sister security agencies in addressing challenges in their areas of responsibility.
Legit.ng reports that Buratai gave the charge on Monday, April 8, in Bauchi after he inaugurated 16 blocks of 10 flats each for soldiers at the Armoured Barracks in the state.
He stressed the need for the Army to work together with other security agencies to create the required secured environment for Nigerians to carry out their legitimate businesses and social activities.
The Army chief also inaugurated the newly constructed Warrant Officers and Sergeant Mess at the Shadawanka Barracks, 33 Artillery Brigade in Bauchi.
Buratai, however, reminded the Senior Non-Commission (SNO) that the mess was not only a place for social activities, but where strict military regimentation was practised.
He promised that efforts were on to adequately accommodate officers and soldiers through renovation of structure and construction of new ones.
Similarly, Buratai on Monday inaugurated a training school for the 3 Division in Jos. Speaking at the occasion, Buratai said soldiers must be trained to be professional and proficient in operations, weapon handling and marksmanship, as well as in aiding civil authority to combat internal challenges.
He charged officers and men of the division to take advantage of the school and train to be proficient.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that after the inauguration, the Army chief led other senior officers and personnel of the Maxwell Khobe cantonment on a walk round the school. He also commended the planting of 5,000 tree seedlings in the cantonment.
Earlier, the GOC, 3 Division, Maj.-Gen. Nuhu Angbazo said the school was designed to carry intensive training for personnel to be inducted into operations and exercises.
Agbazo explained that the 5,000 tree seedlings being planted were to protect the barracks’ environment.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that authorities of the Military Pensions Board (MPB), said that a video that went viral, accusing the board of abandoning retired military personnel and failing to pay pensions to ex-soldiers should be ignored as the video is a misrepresentation of facts.
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