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Army inaugurates digitalised museum

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, on Tuesday inaugurated a digitalised museum of the Nigerian Army in Abuja. The museum, established in 1956…

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, on Tuesday inaugurated a digitalised museum of the Nigerian Army in Abuja.

The museum, established in 1956 in Zaria, had housed the army’s historical artefacts in an analogue mode until its recent transformation to digital following its relocation to Abuja in 2015.

Addressing reporters, Yahaya said: “It’s interesting and unique to see that you can stand here and read the brief history of each and every aspect of the Nigerian army.

“It reminds and refreshes us probably how far we’ve gone and graduated and developed from time to time.

“There are also others who contributed and donated relics and artifacts that have added to the history because they are real.” 

The COAS charged the management of the museum to ensure proper care and administration with a view to attracting both local and international patronage.

He also asked Nigerians who had any artifact or military relics that would add value to the museum to donate same to the army.

Director, Nigerian Army Museum, Brig.-Gen. Umar Babangida, pledged to ensure proper maintenance and management of the facility.