LAGOS – The Nigerian Army has said that it was making considerable progress daily in the fight against insurgency and terrorism.
Col. Sani Usman, the army’s spokesman, made the assertion at the inauguration of the auditorium of the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI) in Lagos.
“You are quite aware that we are at a critical point in our national history in which the country is still fighting the war against insurgency and terrorism.
We have made considerable progress in that direction but I will like to bring to your attention that to succeed in the fight against against insurgency and terrorism is collective effort.
“The fact that you are far away from the war front, not withstanding, we owe it as a duty to continue to support our troops,” said Usman who is an acting Director Army Public Relations.
“To also continue to support the army and the country till we see the end of insurgency by Boko Haram in this country.’’
Usman also said the best welfare for a soldier was training, saying that if a soldier trained hard, technically, he was going to bleed less in terms of war.
He, however, commended the efforts of the NASPRI’s Commandant, Col. John Agim, for his innovation and assured the school of his total support.
“I will make sure that I do my utmost best for the aims and objective for establishing the school to be sustained and elevated to the highest level,” he said.
Also speaking, Agim said: “The first corporate organisation that assisted us when I visited and spoke to them on what we are planning is Ecobank, giving us N2.5 million”.
The commandant also announced plans to build more classrooms, adding that apart from the renovated auditorium, a new befitting one would still be built.