FROM: PAUL ORUDE, BAUCHI
Chief of Army Staff General (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Burtai has said that the Nigerian Army would train and equip commanders at all levels on logistics issues for total victory in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency, terrorism and criminals vices in the country.
Gen. Burtai said this, on Tuesday, at the opening ceremony of a three-day training of the 19 Combat Service Support (CSS) training week held at Command Guest House, Bauchi State.
The training has as its theme “Optimizing the Capabilities of the Combat
Service Support Corps Towards the Effective Support of the Nigerian
Army to Meet Contemporary Security Challenges.”
Represented by Chief of Logistics, Nigerian Army, Major General Roggers Ibe Nicolas, Gen. Burtai said the CSS training week offered an avenue where major
logistics corps personnel meet to brainstorm on the logistics problems
facing the Nigerian Army and to fashion out the best ways for optimum
Burtai said: “I have placed much premium on training and I take the
training of all arms with equal seriousness”
In his welcome address, the acting Commander Nigerian Army Medical
Corps Brigadier-General Cliford Brown Wanda stressed that the training
week was an annual event organised and rotated among the combat
service corps for capacity building.
Wanda said: “We are gathered here once again under the auspices of the Combat Service support Corps of the Nigerian Army to take stock of our performance, especially in the fight against terrorism /insurgency and other operations in Nigeria.”
In his remark, Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar, represented by
the Head of Service, Alhaji Bello Liman, expressed profound
appreciation to Nigerian Army for its efforts in maintaining not just
peace in the north east and the country but carrying out several
outreaches in many communities.
Abubakar commended the Army Medical Corps for the medical outreach at Gudum Hausawa, Lame Burrra and several communities in the state.
The governor said that such outreaches would further strengthen the
relationship between the good people of Bauchi state and the Nigerian