The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has promised to meet the needs of the Nigerian Army College of Logistics (NACOL), while charging officers to remain disciplined, loyal, dedicated and hardworking.
Burutai, who was special guest of honour at a Passing out Parade (POP) of the college marking the end of Logistics Staff Course 12/2015 was represented by the Commander, Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Major General Obashina Ayodele Ogunbiyi held yesterday in Lagos.
According to him, the numerous achievements of the college in areas such as training, seminars, workshops and various research inputs to Nigerian Army policies. He therefore promised to meet the needs of the college.
“It is our desire to build a Nigerian Army that would be professional, well equipped and responsive in performing her constitutional roles of protecting the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Consequently, adequate consideration is being given to the provision of logistics requirements to formations/units in the Nigerian Army to guarantee effective logistics support in all operations and exercises,” Buratai said. He told the college management: “On your part, ensure that you train officers to manage these resources efficiently.”
Commandant of the Nigerian Army College of Logistics, Major General ABM Gana, represented by the Deputy Commandant, Brigadier General Julius Olusola Oni, in his welcome address, commended the graduands for putting in their best. However, he challenged them to go to the field and use their newly acquired knowledge to improve on the existing system through the practice of more efficient methods of logistics planning and execution.