Nigeria army inaugurates digital museum in Abuja
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, yesterday, inaugurated the modernised and digitised Museum of the Nigerian Army in Abuja.
The museum, established in 1956 in Zaria, had housed the army’s historical artifacts in an analogue mode, until its recent transformation to digital, following relocation to Abuja in 2015.
Speaking at the event, Yahaya said the army has a rich history dating back to 1863, which needs to be properly documented and archived.
He promised to continue to develop the museum, saying more artefacts and relics would be sorted out and programmed for the benefit of the army and the public.
He said: “It is interesting and unique to see that you can stand here and read the brief history of each and every aspect of the Nigerian army.”
“It reminds and refreshes us on how far we have gone and how we have graduated and developed from time to time. There are also others who contributed and donated relics and artifacts that have added to the history because they are real.”
Yahaya commended the Department of Administration for ensuring digitalisation and upgrade of the museum to international standards.
He also urged Nigerians who have any artifact or military relics that could add value to the museum to donate the same to the army.
The Director of Nigerian Army Museum, Brig.-Gen. Umar Babangida, pledged to ensure proper maintenance and management of the facility.