Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ihejirika(middle) assisted in cutting the tape to commission the residential blocks by Major Generals of the Nigerian Army
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VOICE OF NIGERIA
25 June, 2013
by Chiamaka Ikechukwu
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant
General Azubike Ihejirika has called on
various commanders of the Nigerian
Army to ensure rehabilitation efforts in
their units and sustain them. The Army Chief made the statement in Lagos, western Nigeria at the commissioning of one hundred and eighty bedroom bungalows to ease the troops’ accommodation problem.
“I reassure all officers and soldiers that
the welfare of Nigerian Army troops
remains the priority of the present
government and efforts are on to get
required resources to enable the Army
continue with its innovative projects,”he said.
VON Defense Correspondent Chiamaka
Ikechukwu gathered that the
commissioning was to ease the
accommodation problem at Ikeja
Cantonment and the newly renovated
Nigerian Army Ordnance School,Ojo. This is anchored on the need to create an enabling environment for realistic
training of troops across the Nigerian
Army formations and units.
For Lieutenant General Ihejirika, sustaining existing and new structures will provide a conducive atmosphere for training in the Nigerian Army. “The little money released is just to further support the commanders to ensure that we reduce the accommodation problem and to ensure an enabling learning environment for students and also for instructors who instructor in places like this”. The Army Chief pointed out that the emphasis had been on rehabilitating existing structures as a result of the large nature of the Nigerian Army and the huge resources needed to raise the Army’s standards.
In another development, 40 Ordnance
Corps tailors were recently trained in
Pakistan to acquire modern tailoring
techniques to bring self-sufficiency to the sewing of uniforms in the Nigerian Army without outsourcing to private tailoring outfits.