The Adjutant General of California National Guard Major General David Baldwin has pledged the willingness of the US military to support the Nigerian Army to actualise the establishment of its aviation unit.
Baldwin made the vow when he led his team on courtesy visit to Army Headquarters in Abuja, adding that the California National Guard had enjoyed mutually beneficial partnership with Nigeria since 2008.
He noted that the partnership had grown stronger each passing year. According to him, the purpose of his visit is to strengthen the existing partnership for mutual benefit.
The Adjutant General stated that the California National Guard would also support Nigerian army in its counter insurgency operation through joint training on intelligence and other areas.
Responding, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya thanked Baldwin and his team for upholding the relationship between Nigeria and US for about 18 years. He noted that the Nigerian army was looking forward to strengthening the relationship for mutual benefits of both armies.
Yahaya said discussions are under way on how to partner in the areas of equipment, training and other important areas.