The Nigerian Army has said it will sustain the procurement of more vehicles, arms, ammunition and other technical equipment needed for the successful conduct of operations to defeat the raging insecurity in the country.
It also stressed that the spate of criminal activities across the country demands a high state of readiness amongst troops in the barracks and theatres of operation.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya stated these in Abuja at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Chief of Army Staff Second Quarter Conference during the weekend.
Yahaya ordered all commanders to ensure that troops under their command continued to train rigorously in anticipation of likely future operational tasks.
He also directed the commanders at all levels to ensure the judicious utilization and maintenance of resources at their disposal to achieve the desired effects.
“Commanders must, therefore, ensure that troops under command continue to train rigorously in anticipation of likely future operational tasks. Particular attention must be paid to enhancing the basic combat skills of our troops to enable them to operate with ease whenever called upon.
“I am particularly happy with the progress made in the area of evaluation and verification of accommodation across all Nigerian Army barracks and cantonments.
”The recent establishment of the Directorate of Housing under the Department of Army Logistics as well as the development of a comprehensive housing and energy policy for the Nigerian Army are laudable steps which are expected to ensure efficient service delivery,” he said.
He noted that there are policies, and when finalised would provide a comprehensive framework for the allocation of accommodation as well as the prudent utilization of energy in all Nigerian Army barracks and cantonments.
“Despite all these, let me state that the action of individuals is the only key to the success of any policy,” Yahaya added.