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FG set to restructure the military force

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By Okunloye Abiodun Segun

Nigerian Armed Forces is an institution the country should be proud of.

In order to fulfil its constitutional obligations of defending the country, President Bola Tinubu has pledged to restructure the Nigerian military as a resource-rich and purpose-built organisation. The commitment came from the president, who was represented by the minister of defence, Mohammed Badaru, on Friday at the graduation ceremony for National Defence College (NDC) Course 31 graduates in Abuja. He praised the Nigerian Armed Forces, calling them one of the finest institutions on which Nigeria should pride itself and promising that the government will always value the service of its brave military.

Also, the president extended his gratitude to the Commandant and the Management Team of the College for all of their hard work in cultivating and empowering such an exceptional group of strategic leaders for the Armed Forces, Departments, Agencies of the Government and Ministries as well as for all of the other nations that were represented in the Course. He stated that the college had continued its tradition of producing military and civilian leaders who are cognitively sound, fearless, patriotic, and have high levels of integrity.

Nigeria pressing issues need excellent and innovative leadership.

He explained that the college one-of-a-kind approach to consolidating knowledge over a broad thematic area had assisted in discovering long-term solutions to national security and development issues, not only in Nigeria but also in Africa and beyond. He expressed optimism that the graduates of course 31 would contribute what they learned, expertise, and skills obtained during the training to assist in finding solutions for present and developing security and growth issues in the country. He said this would help the country make progress.

Insecurity, social and economic problems, climate change, and migratory issues, which are known as the “Japa syndrome.” are part of the challenges plaguing the nation. It also suffers challenges such as systemic corruption, the theft of crude oil, a decline in national productivity, inadequate infrastructure, an insufficient revenue base and an increase in both domestic and external debt. To find solutions to these problems, they need leadership that is both inventive and driven by a clear sense of purpose.

Knowledge acquired from the college should be applied.

Since taking office, he has put his head up and confronted the problem front-on, and they will prevail by God’s special grace. He acknowledges that such issues will also require the application of the knowledge and understanding that they have gained from attending this college. The president stated that in order to reposition the Nigerian economy for prosperous and inclusive growth, he had taken several critical policy moves, such as the elimination of oil subsidies and the liberalisation of the foreign exchange rate, amongst other measures.

Participants were urged to return to their various services and agencies and synchronise with the visions of the new leadership after he explained that he had reorganised the leadership of the military forces, including the police, among others, to bring in a fresh perspective on handling the security concerns. To name just a few, Tinubu listed the disruptive effects of new technology, cyber threats, and the undemocratic change of government in the African sub-region as some of the many dangers the world faces today.

The college would be transformed into a full-fledged Defence University.

Lastly, he urged the armed forces to aid the governments in West Africa in bolstering their resistance to the current democratic recession and developing more effective responses to the region’s many problems. To that end, he said, he is placing his faith in their ability to give innovative leadership that will help humanity overcome its pressing problems. The president also promised that the college’s permanent site would be finished by the conclusion of his first term so that it could easily transform into a full-fledged Defence University.


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AN-Toni
AN-Toni
18 days ago

FG set to restructure the military force.Nigerian Armed Forces is an institution the country should be proud of. – Express your point of view.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
16 days ago

You’re absolutely right! The Nigerian Armed Forces is indeed an institution that our country should be incredibly proud of. The decision to restructure the military force is a significant step towards enhancing its capabilities and ensuring the security of our nation.
Our armed forces have a long and illustrious history, with countless brave men and women dedicating their lives to protecting our sovereignty and preserving peace within our borders. They have consistently demonstrated their commitment, professionalism, and bravery in the face of various security challenges.
The restructuring of the military force reflects the government’s recognition of the need to adapt to the evolving security landscape. By optimizing the structure and organization of our armed forces, we can enhance their operational effectiveness and readiness. This includes improving coordination, communication, and collaboration among different branches and units, as well as investing in modern equipment and technology.
A well-structured military force can better address emerging threats, such as terrorism, insurgency, and other forms of asymmetric warfare. It allows for a more efficient allocation of resources, training, and personnel, ensuring that our armed forces are prepared to meet any challenge that may arise.
Moreover, this restructuring can also contribute to the overall development of our nation. It creates opportunities for capacity building, skill development, and career advancement within the military. By investing in our armed forces, we not only strengthen our defense capabilities but also provide job opportunities for our citizens, particularly those with a passion for serving their country.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
16 days ago

The Nigerian military are an important national asset. The armed force can be reorganized to increase its efficiency, update its technology, and maintain national security. Maintaining and funding our armed forces is crucial for a secure Country.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
16 days ago

The government’s understanding of the need to adapt to the changing security environment is reflected in the military force’s restructuring. The operational efficacy of our armed forces can be improved by optimizing their structure and organization, and the FG is prepared to reform the military force. – Nigerian Armed Forces is a national institution that deserves praise. by spending money on our military