Army Chief Commends Signals Corps Role In Countering Terrorism

By Nokai Origin, Abuja

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The Nigerian Army Signals’ Corps has been commended for its pivotal role in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations (CTCOIN) in the North East, North West, and other operational engagements in different parts of the country.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja gave the commendation on, Wednesday, 22 May 2024 during the unveiling ceremony of the remodeled and expanded Headquarters Nigerian Army Signals Corps Complex, popularly known as Murtala Mohammed House, Abuja.

In a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Army Chief acknowledged Nigerian Army Signals’ fast-paced development and transformation as is being witnessed globally in the ICT sector.

He noted that the Corps has excelled at harnessing new technologies to develop state of the art networks that impact mission success by facilitating command and control in the Nigerian Army (NA).

General Lagbaja remarked that the NA Signals has gone further to extend its services to other government agencies and the private sector, thereby projecting the image of the NA in the ICT world.

The COAS disclosed that the remodeled Signals’ Headquarters and the 60-room Student Officers’ hostel commissioned at the School of Signals are part of the ongoing Army Headquarters infrastructural development efforts to provide the needed conducive working and living environment for Nigeria Army personnel, to enhance productivity and well-being.

The Army Chief noted that in 11 months short of a week, since assumption as COAS, the Army Headquarters has executed several life-changing projects, including the construction and renovation of living quarters for officers and soldiers, the provision of potable water, improved medical facilities for barracks communities, as well, as the renovation, remodeling, and outright reconstruction of office facilities.

The COAS pointed out that the remodeled Murtala Mohammed House is a springboard to further enhance the Nigerian Army Signals’ capacity to  compete favourably with its peers globally, as well as serve as a proud landmark and a symbol of a renewed efficiency renaissance for the Nigerian Army Signals.

General Lagbaja commended the Corps Commander of Signals, Major General Gbemiga Adesina for his  initiative in plugging into his Command Philosophy, pointing out, that the value added to the NA Signals in the past 11 months has been remarkable.

He equally appreciated the efforts of the Staff Officers and personnel of the Corps towards repositioning the Nigerian Army Signals.

The Army Chief expressed gratitude to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his confidence and unwavering support of the NA and its leadership.

The Corps Commander, Signal, Major General Gbemiga Adesina stated that the Corps, since its inception, has remained resolute in delivering its mandate of providing efficient, reliable and secure communications support to the NA and has continued to evolve progressively, as an embodiment of commitment and competence.

The Corps Commander noted that the commissioning of the Headquarters will go a long way in ameliorating the dearth of offices for personnel posted to the Headquarters and consequently impact on the troops’ morale in furtherance of the COAS Command Philosophy.

The remodeled headquarters complex provides 68 modern offices, a library, a museum, 2 conference rooms, a kitchen, dinning area and storage space.

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