Makurdi — Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Abdullrahaman Dambazzau, has said the Nigerian Army will continue to provide training for its personnel in order for them to meet prevailing global threats and trends in warfare.
The Army chief who was represented by Major General Adebayo Adefarati at the opening of the week long Combat Support Arms Training Week (COSAT 2010), spoke at the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering (NASME), in Makurdi, yesterday.
He however said the Force is facing serious constraints in the bid to achieve certain height, listing such factors to include "lack of modern equipment and poor funding", but noted that efforts were being made through the National Assembly to assuage the problems.
The theme of this year's exercise which is being organised by the Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers is "The Nigerian Army in the 21st Century: Challenges for the Combat Support Arms".
The Army chief said the theme is apt because "the operating environment for the NA is dictated by the global trend of revolution in military affairs and complexity of today's security environment."
Dambazzau added that COSAT affords the Combat Support Arms the opportunity to train together in order to achieve cohesion in discharging their combat roles, just as he expressed optimism that participants will be able to come up with strategies that will enable the Army to face the challenges of managing national, sub-regional and global security threats.