Military unveils new national strategy
…as Okowa tasks Defence on troops’ welfare
National military strategy, developed to provide a platform upon which Nigeria’s joint and respective security services doctrines will stand, has been launched.
Disclosing this, yesterday, in Asaba, Delta State, while welcoming guests to a four-day brainstorming retreat for top echelon of serving and retired military officers, tagged ‘Asaba 2022,’ with the theme, ‘Shaping the Armed Forces of Nigeria for Current and Future Security Challenges,’ the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, said the strategy would help to reshape the military towards fighting future security challenges.
He stated that the ultimate desire of everyone at this crucial time in Nigeria’s national history was to rid the country of the current banditry, insurgency, kidnapping, and other insecurity challenges confronting it and to sustain public confidence in the military.
On his part, Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, called on military authorities to prioritise the welfare of officers and men of the armed forces to motivate them in the fight against insurgency and other violent crimes in the country.
He said the armed forces may possess sophisticated weapons, but without a motivated personnel, they would not achieve desired result.
“As we try to evolve ways in tackling multifaceted security challenges in our nation, another matter requiring priority attention is the welfare of our soldiers at the frontlines.