The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has asserted that logistics remain a critical component in war, if decisive success must be achieved.
Yahaya disclosed this during his remarks at the Combat Service Support Training Week 2021, held at Brigadier General KH Yakubu Officers’ Mess, Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport NASST, Ugbowo, Benin City, Edo State.
TheFact Nigeria notes that the Army Chief’s participation at the Combat Service Support Training Week forms part of his itinerary on his working visit to Edo State, where he had also visited the executive governor, Godwin Obaseki. Yahaya had visited formations and units to interact with officers and men as well as to motivate them for greater responsibility.
The COAS, in his remarks, further stated that experiences in the North East and other theatres of operations have sufficiently demonstrated that the need for essential logistics supplies in all forms of operations cannot be over emphasized, if operational success must be made.
In the same vein, Governor Godwin Obaseki re-affirmed the support of the Edo State Government for the Nigerian Army (NA), especially in light of the enormous and selfless sacrifices of troops, who put their lives in harms way, in order to foster peace, progress and development in the country.
Obaseki, while making this declaration during the event, highlighted the State Government’s effort in the ongoing construction of a 20- room hostel accommodation for the NASST.
The Commander, Corps of Supply and Transport, Major General Bolaji Salami, who also spoke at the event, stated that the training week would afford the Combat Service Support Arms of the NA the opportunity to discuss topical issues that border on logistics, as well as how best it could be streamlined in support of NA operations.
He thereafter urged the participants to come up with a robust logistics blueprint that would assist the NA in defeating its adversaries.
Major highlights of the event was the inspection of the ongoing construction of the 20-room hostel accommodation by Governor Godwin Obaseki, accompanied by the COAS, Principal Staff Officers from Army Headquarters and Corps Commanders. There was also a static display of inventions and innovations by various combat service support corps of the NA.