Exercise Restore Hope VI: Nigerian Army Trains 545 Personnel As Chief Charges Troops to Justify Training Investment with Resoundingffects

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The Nigerian Army has graduated 545 personnel for Exercise Restore Hope VI after a three months rigorous training in the 6th series of Exercise Restore Hope at the Nigerian Army Training Centre Kachia, Kaduna State.

Addressing the graduates, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja charged them to justify the resources expended on training them by ensuring resounding multiplying effects in the theatres of operations across the country.

The COAS gave the charge today Friday 5 April 2024 at the graduating ceremony of troops, had just concluded three months rigorous training in the 6th series of Exercise Restore Hope at the Nigerian Army Training Centre Kachia, Kaduna State. 

Director Army Public Relations, Maj. General Onyema Nwachukwu states in a press statement signed on Friday that the Post Depot training Exercise aims at sharpening the tactical, shooting, physical fitness and Special Operations skills of the troops, preparatory to their deployment.

Speaking further, after observing Combat demonstrations by the graduating troops, Gen Lagbaja expressed delight that the Nigerian Training Team has successfully taken over the responsibility of conducting Exercise Restore Hope from their foreign partners, who at the onset delivered the training package. 

He expressed confidence that the    competencies and skills acquired during the training have enhanced  the troops' combat readiness and would be a game changer, when they are finally deployed in the operational theatres. He added, that he looks forward to positive feedback from their exploits in the field.

The COAS appreciated the President,          Commander-in- Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his relentless support to the Nigerian Army. 

He equally extended his gratitude to the  Honourable Minister and Minister of State for Defence ,the Chief of Defence Staff and other Service Chiefs for their efforts in building the capacity of the Nigerian Army to deliver on its constitutional mandates.

The Chief of Training (Army) Major General Gambo Mohammed in his remarks noted that so far, the initiative which commenced in July 2021 has successfully trained a total of 3,633 Nigerian Army personnel, including the 545 that just graduated today.

After the graduation ceremony, the COAS proceeded to the Nigerian Army School of Artillery (NASA), also in Kachia, where he commissioned a newly constructed 600 seat capacity  refectory for trainees of the school. The refectory is fully equipped with a borehole, Kitchen, air-conditioning and CCTV cameras to meet international standards.


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