‘The army is still loyal to you’ – Army chief tells president Buhari

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Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Yusuf Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has told the President, President Buhari that the Nigerian Army still and will remain loyal to him.

He said this during his working visit to the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) in Kaduna.

In his submission, he stated that the Nigerian Armed forces, especially, the Army, will add on their existing success and explore other military hardware required to win all of its battles.

In his submission, he said;

“The Nigerian Army is on course to becoming self-sufficient in the production of arms, ammunition and other military hardware for the country’s Armed Forces.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2019 directed the Ministry of Defence to articulate a proposal for the establishment of a military-industrial complex that would produce weapons and other equipment for the country’s Armed Forces thereby reducing reliance on reluctant foreign suppliers.

We will build on our successes. Through collaboration with other military formations, the Nigerian army will continue to invest in research in order to develop weapons to meet the country’s defence needs.”

Also speaking at the ceremony was the Director-General of DICON, Major General Victor Ezugwu who also said;

“DICON was established in 1964 to meet the material requirement needs of the Nigerian Armed Forces, a mandate the company has been working towards as evident in designs and productions of military hardware including EZUGWU MRAP, guns, bullets, ballistic vests and helmets among others.”