NIGERIAN ARMY SEEKS 1BILLION NAIRA FOR LOCAL MANUFACTURING OF FIGHTING VEHICLES.
Written by darling on April 29, 2019
Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has revealed that the Nigerian Army is sourcing for 1 billion naira to support indigenous production of equipment and armoured fighting vehicles in the country.
He stated that the monies which will be sourced internally and externally will support the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) to meet up with the four months target of producing brand new vehicles which will benefit the Army and the general public.
The Army boss explained during the Chief of Army Staff First Quarter Conference and CAT Week 2019, in Camp Kabala Range Jaji Kaduna State, that such achievement will transform the Nigerian automotive industry when the Army begins mass production.
He urged personnel to adopt the maintenance culture displayed by global military bodies, who still boast of functional equipment used during World War II.