by Azeez Adeniyi
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Monday said said the Nigerian Army need “regular training and retooling” due to the rising security challenges across the country.
Adesina spoke at the Guards Brigade’s First Quarter Inter-Unit Short Talk Competition in Abuja, according to a statement by the Deputy Director, Information, Office of the Special Adviser to the President, Attah Esa.
“I am delighted that the Guards Brigade in particular and the Nigerian Army in general are making efforts to train soldiers,” he said.
He hailed the army for exhibiting gallantry in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.
He said, “I must, at this point, commend the effort of the Nigerian Army in clearing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists from North-East of our dear country and other ongoing operations against criminal elements across the country.
“We must continue to reflect and remember the great sacrifices our gallant men and women in the Nigerian Army are making to keep our fatherland safe and habitable. Well done and keep it up.”
The spokesman added that acquiring appropriate skills in public speaking will greatly enhance the army’s internal and external relations.