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COAS applauds effort of NA to locally manufacture weapons

By Linus Aleke
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has applauded the ongoing efforts by the Corps for the maintenance of NA equipment to locally manufacture Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher tubes, Anti-Aircraft guns, as well as fabrication of spare parts for the NA.

Gen. Yahaya made this commendation in Auchi while, declaring open the maiden Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (NAEME) Research and Development Seminar 2022.

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Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement said Gen Yahaya also commended the Corps for the maintenance of NA equipment, despite challenges associated with sourcing of spares.

The COAS equally commissioned the newly constructed Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (NASEME) Multipurpose Hall and the student officers’ hostel of the school.

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The Army Chief however, assured that the Nigerian Army (NA), will continue to strengthen its partnership with Nigerians in securing the nation.

He gave the assurance when he paid homage to the Otaru of Auchi Sacred Kingdom, His Royal Highness(HRH), Alhaji Aliru Momoh, Ikelebe III.

Expressing appreciation to the royal father for his support to the NA, General Yahaya said the NA will continue to leverage on partnership with critical stakeholders for the sustenance of peace and security.

While welcoming the COAS to his palace, Alhaji Aliru Momoh assured the COAS of the continuous support of his kingdom to the NA, in pursuit of its constitutional mandate.

He prayed for divine guidance for the nation, the COAS and the NA in all its engagements.

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