The Nigerian Army said it will continue to train and retrain its personnel towards enhancing efficient professionalism in the military, Chief of Army Staff Major General Taoreed A. Lagbaja has assured.
He stated that the present leadership of the Nigerian Army would continue to prioritise training of its officers across all units and formations to enhance core professionalism, noting that such training would prepare the officers to perform wonderfully in the discharge of their military responsibilities.
Speaking at the 2023 Merit Award ceremony organised by the headquarters of the Training and Doctrine Command of the Nigerian Army (TRADOC), held at the command officers mess in Minna on Tuesday, Major General Lagbaja maintained that no meaningful success will be achieved when officers and men of the Nigerian Army are lacking the requisite training.
The Chief of Army Staff, who was represented by the Chief Training Officer of the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Major General Sani Gambo Mohammed, noted that the army leadership in the headquarters has paid adequate attention to the training of its officers, which, according to him, was responsible for winning the onslaught against insurgency and terrorism across the country.
While commending the successful officers who participated in the promotion examination, the Chief of Army Staff appealed to them to see their awards as an opportunity for them to live above board in the discharge of their military responsibilities in order to earn more awards.
In his remarks, the Commander Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) of the Nigerian Army, Major General K.O. Aligbe, said the command, saddled with the responsibilities of training military personnel in the country, will continue in its core mandates to do its best to produce and enhance professionalism among military officers that will compete with other military officers across the world.
He pointed out that the command has trained a reasonable number of military officers within and outside the country within the last decade, adding that the 2023 merit awards were the third in recent times.
Highlights of the occasion were the commissioning of some projects, which included the commander's quarters, two blocks of senior officers quarters, and the presentation of merit awards to successful military officers that participated in the promotional examinations conducted by the command.
Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has signed an agreement with the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) on improving agricultural technology.
The ceremony, which took place on the sidelines of the ongoing 28th Annual United Nations climate meeting code-named COP28UAE in the United Arab Emirate, was to, among other things, improve high-tech applications in agriculture, mechanised farming equipment, renewable energy solutions, and food processing technology, as well as provide technical support for the overall development of the agricultural sector in the state.
A statement from the chief press secretary said Governor Bago was in Dubai as one of the Nigerian delegates at the United Nations Climate Meeting and has taken the opportunity to woo investors to Niger State, especially in the agricultural sector.