Luitenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff
Luitenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has expressed the readiness of the Nigerian Army to enhance local capacity in providing logistics for its operations.

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Buratai said this at the opening of the 21st Nigerian Army Combat Service Support Training Week today in Gusau, Zamfara State.

The theme of the trainining is: “Developing Local Capacity for Improved Delivery Support of Nigerian Army Operations.”

He said that the army had relied on some local industries for sourcing of its logistics requirements such as vehicles, weapons, uniforms and accoutrements through partnership with a number of local industries.

According to him, the decision is a direct response to the Executive Orders three and five of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said that the army had partnered with Innosson Motor for both operations and administrative vehicles and Proforce Nigeria Limited for the production of the first made-in-Nigeria Mine Resistant Anti-Ambush Protected Vehicle.