In a bid to tackle security challenges in the country, the Nigerian Army (NA) has stressed the need for logistics training in order to facilitate its fighting power.
This was said at the graduation ceremony of logistics staff course 16/2019 held at the Nigerian Army College of Logistics (NACOL), Lagos.
The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai who was represented by Comd. TRADOC NA, Major General AA Tarfa while speaking at the event noted that the Nigerian Army is faced with several security challenges.
According to him, these challenges could only be tackled with the effective management of logistics.
“A fighting army relies on three components which are the conceptual, moral and physical component. While the conceptual and moral aspects deals with ideas in fighting and the people that will fight respectively, the physical component deals with the means to fight. Hence the careful integration of logistics will aid the conceptual and moral aspects of a fighting power” he said.
“The Nigerian Army is faced with myriad of security challenges which it is currently grappling with. Considerable effort has been made through the introduction of task forces and operations to address the security concerns. Hence, the management of her logistics requires the right training and coordination which NACOL is expected to offer”.
Also speaking, the Commandant of Nigerian Army College of Logistics Major General Idowu Uzamere said the Logistics Staff Course is designed to train middle cadre officers in the preparation and execution of logistics plan in support of formations up to corps level.
“The training seeks to develop their understanding and application of modern strategic management concepts appropriate to defence logistics, improve their professional skill in the acquisition of military hardware as well as planning and providing efficient logistics support for the Nigerian Army operations as well as the Armed Forces” he said.
He also congratulated the students and urged them to build on the solid professional foundation laid by the College through concerted efforts to align themselves for the tasks ahead.
The National President of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Mr Ibrahim Jibril encouraged the students to build networks that will enhance their career as well as improve the Nigerian Army.
The graduating students were inducted into the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport at the event. Awards of excellence were also presented to students who distinguished themselves amongst their colleagues.