By Augustine Ehikioya
Towards securing Nigeria, the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has tasked the Combat Support Arms of the Nigerian Army (NA) to be resolute and focused in their commitment to achieve assigned tasks in defence of the country.
He made the call while declaring open, the Combat Support Arms Training (COSAT) Week 2022 at the Command Officers Mess 1, Abuja.
In a statement issued on Friday by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), General Yahaya noted that “training is an avenue to learn and re-strategize for value addition in pursuit of peace and national security.”
The Combat Support Arms, according to him, have continued to be innovative in their respective roles and have over time improved their capabilities.
He said that the theme of the Training Week, “Building Competencies in Combat Support Arms towards Optimizing the Utility of Indigenous Technology in Support of NA Contemporary Operations” is meant to create a platform for personnel of Combat Support Arms (CSA) of the NA to cross-fertilize ideas and intellectually stimulate themselves with the objective of enhancing operational efficiency of the NA.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, who was the Special Guest of Honor, appreciated the NA for hosting the Combat Support Training week in the Federal Capital Territory.
He urged the participants to take advantage of the training week to proffer practicable solutions to national security challenges in the country.
In his welcome address, the Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI), Major General Ibrahim Salihu said that the Combat Support Arms Training Week is an annual event that provides the platform for “personnel of the Combat support arms to constructively engage, share ideas and experiences to enhance NA’s operational efficiency in tackling defence and security issues.”
The three-day programme featured presentations from all the combat support arms and interactive sessions.
The training week, which commenced on Monday 21 ended on Thursday, 23 of June 2022.