Army Chief Urges Command To Sustain Technological Innovation

By Nokai Origin, Abuja



The Chief of Of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has urged the Command Central Engineering DEPOT, CED, to sustain the technological innovation and ingenuity exhibited in rebuilding and renovating broken down Combat platforms recovered from formations and units across the country.

General Lagbaja gave the charge on Monday, when he paid his maiden visit to the Engineering Depot in Kaduna State as contained in a statement issued by the Director Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu.

The Army Chief was briefed by the Commander, Major General Babatunde Alaya on the engineering efforts of the Depot in rebuilding, reboring and refitting damaged and broken down Combat vehicles in support of formations and units of the Nigerian Army.

He urged the personnel to sustain the current operational momentum and successes by supporting the troops in the frontlines through swift engineering interventions in rebuilding and repairing Combat equipment.

The Army Chief stated that drawing from his Command Philosophy, the CED remained pivotal in ensuring the sustenance of equipment in the inventory of the Nigerian Army.

He commended the Commander, officers, soldiers, and civilian staff of the DEPOT for diligently keying into his Command Philosophy to “transform the Nigerian Army into a well trained, equipped and highly motivated force towards achieving our constitutional responsibilities within a joint environment”.

He lauded the earlier leadership of the NA for resuscitating the comatose former Central Engineering Depot which has now been transformed into a viable and innovative Command Engineering Depot.

General Lagbaja inspected the various production sections of the Depot and interacted with the personnel.

He was accompanied by the Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General John Ochai, GOC 2 Division Major General Lander Saraso and Principal Staff Officers from the Nigerian Army.




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