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  • Updated: May 27, 2024

COAS Lagbaja charges personnel with sustaining technological innovation, ingenuity

COAS Lagbaja charges personnel with sustaining technological

The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has charged personnel of the Nigerian Army Command Central Engineering Depot, CED, to sustain technological innovation and ingenuity in rebuilding damaged equipment.

Lagbaja stated this on Monday when he paid a visit to the Engineering Depot in Kaduna State.

The Depot Commander, Major General Babatunde Alaya who received the COAS briefed him 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."

The Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu stated this in a statement on Monday, adding that the Army Chief 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. 

He further emphasized the importance of the Engineering Depot in ensuring the sustenance of equipment in the inventory of the Nigerian Army.

The statement partly reads: "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.

"During the visit, 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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