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Training, networking will upgrade the military – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the repositioning of the military, through training, networking, and equipping, will turn it into a force of global reckoning.

He stated this, while commissioning the Nationwide Secure Defence Headquarters Communications Network, GIWA 2 Project, Phase One in Abuja.

President Buhari urged officers to keep giving their best to the nation, assuring that government will sustain its role in meeting the demands of the Armed Forces by evolving necessary initiatives to enhance their position.

The President said the GIWA 2 Project would provide real-time communication security and incident reporting, as well as information exchange between the Armed Forces and other security agencies.

President Buhari noted that the project initiative was in alignment with some of the main focal areas of the federal government in security, economic progress, and technological development.

President Buhari directed the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to collaborate and support the Defence Headquarters in the project, which could impact on rural telephony.

“Nigeria is blessed with professional and vibrant Armed Forces, which have continually displayed the unflinching capacity to protect the territorial integrity of our country.

President Buhari said his government had made significant strides to enhance the capacity and capability of the Armed Forces to tackle the multiple security challenges.

President Buhari commended the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, other Service Chiefs and stakeholders for the conceptualisation and remarkable work in the establishment of the GIWA 2 Project.

Earlier, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, said the commissioning of the GIWA 2 Project was the culmination of President Buhari’s directives in 2021 that the Defence Headquarters must ensure that farmers displaced by insurgence went back to their farms.

General Irabor, extolled the President’s sterling leadership that had enabled the Nigerian Armed Forces to accomplish so much in the nation’s fight against insurgence and other criminalities across the country.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello;Editing By Marian Benjamin and Julian Osamoto