- A major shake-up has been carried out in the Nigerian Army (NA)
- The shake-up includes new postings and appointment approved by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General TY Buratai
- The appointments and postings, according to the NA's spokesperson, Sagir Musa, will take effect from Wednesday, April 1
The Nigerian Army (NA) has carried out a major shake-up in various commands and units and theatres across the nation.
The postings and appointment, according to Sagir Musa, the NA's acting director public relations, were done in the spirit of rekindled patriotism to "reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency."
Musa, in a statement released on the NA's official Facebook page on Tuesday, March 31, stated that the move is a routine and normal exercise approved by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General TY Buratai.
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Musa pointed out that the postings and appointments will take effect from Wednesday, April 1.
The NA's spokesperson said that Buratai wished all the redeployed officers and new appointees success in their respective offices and urged them to discharge all duties with utmost professionalism and loyalty to the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian military had said that its operations across the country would go on despite the outbreak of the dread COVID19 pandemic.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, made this known at a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, March 23.
Enenche said the Nigerian military can not suspend its operations in the country because “operations are not conducted in enclosures but in the open.”
Responding to reporters a question on the military preparedness for the pandemic, he said sensitization messages had been sent to all barracks and the theatre of operations nationwide.
He also disclosed that all medical outfits of the Nigerian military are on standby in case they are called upon by the federal government to assist public hospitals.
He said the hospitals are well-equipped with modern facilities to quarantine patients and treat patients.
The four hospitals are the Nigerian Air Force hospital, Abuja; 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna; Military Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers state and Military Hospital in the Yaba area of Lagos state.
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