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June 25, 2024

Governor Akeredolu declares COSAT 2023 open

…As COAS charges participants to leverage indigenous technology to unlock innovative solutions

The Executive Governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has declared open, the Nigerian Army Combat Support Arms Training Week (COSAT).

In a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed the training tagged ‘COSAT 2023’, was declared open by the Governor today (Tuesday) at the International Conference Centre Agbaka in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Declaring the weeklong event open, the Governor represented by the state’s Acting Governor Chief Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa noted that Nigeria cannot be indifferent in embracing global modernization of militaries to enhance the capability of the Nigerian Army and sister services in combating contemporary security challenges  experienced in the country.

He lauded the Nigerian Army (NA) for its unwavering resilience in ensuring security  across the nation and providing support to civil authority through Internal Security Operations to enable peaceful atmosphere for socio economic development. He called for national support for the NA to enhance delivery on its constitutional mandate.

Addressing participants at the training week, the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja noted that the COSAT 2023, themed: ‘‘Leveraging Local and Indigenous Technology to Produce Innovative Solutions for Combat Support Arms to Enhance Nigerian Army Operations in a Joint Environment” is in consonance with his command philosophy to “Transform the Nigerian Army into a well-trained, equipped, and highly motivated force towards achieving our constitutional responsibilities within a joint environment.”

He added, that the COSAT 2023 is critical to building local indigenous capacities in support of NA manouvre formations and units in their various operational engagements.

The Army Chief urged the participants to leverage indigenous technology to unlock innovative solutions that will enhance military readiness in defence of the country.

The Commander Corps of Artillery, whose Corps hosted the COSAT 2023, Maj Gen Markus Kangye, in his welcome address pointed out, that the week long training will feature lecture presentations and brainstorming sessions to build capacity through indigenous technology.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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