Alia Promises To Support The Ideas Of The Nigerian Army

Alia Promises To Support The Ideas Of The Nigerian Army

Alia Promises To Support The Ideas Of The Nigerian Army

By Isaac Uzaan

Benue State Governor, Rev Fr Dr Hyacinth Iormem Alia has promised that his administration will continue to support the noble ideas of the Nigerian Army in the performance of their duties.

Governor Alia made this known Tuesday, May 04, 2024 while delivering a goodwill message at the opening ceremony of the Combat Support Arms Training (COSAT) Week 2024 held at the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering (NASME), Makurdi, Benue State.

The Governor delightedly felicitated with the Nigerian Army on the occasion of the Combat Support Arms Training, 2024 and appreciated the leadership, officers,and men of the Nigerian Army for the remarkable efforts of tackling insecurity in the country.

Looking at the theme: “Emerging Technologies: A Panacea for Operational Efficiency”, Governor Alia expressed a firm believe that the event was yet another step in the right direction towards their collective resolve to leverage emerging technologies towards enhancing the conduct of military operations.

He said the adoption of new technologies through collaborative research and development will help in defeating the menace of bad and non state actors currently terrorizing many parts of the country.

Governor Alia also promised to identify with the Combat Support Arms of the Nigerian Army, other relevant Stakeholders and partner organizations to discuss and fashion out better ways of improving military operations towards a more secured and economically viable nation.

He commended the contribution of the Nigerian Army to the fight against insurgency in the North and banditry in the North Central, assuring them that the government and the good people of Benue State will always support them.

Earlier, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja warmly welcome the Governor of Benue State, his entourage, traditional rulers and other eminent personalities of Benue State to the event.

He said, in today’s complex and unpredictable operational environment, combat arms required a robust and reliable support to function effectively and achieve military strategic, operational and tactical objectives.

The Commander, Corps of Engineers, Prof. Abiodum Musa Aibinu expressed the delight of the corps of Military Engineers to host this Year’s event saying it provided a platform for training officers of the Nigerian Army to enhance operational efficiency.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Abdulaziz Yar’ Adua and Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Army, Hon. David Ogewu were amongst other top dignitaries who graced the occasion.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of souvenirs to the Governor and other participants.

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