COAS Commissions Solar Farm, Urges Continuous Capacity Development Among Personnel

The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has stressed the need for continuous capacity development amongst personnel of the Nigerian Army.

General Yahaya stressed this Wednesday, January 12, while commissioning the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command (NACWC) Off Grid Solar Farm, during his maiden visit to the Command at Giri, in Abuja.

TheFact Nigeria reports that the NACWC was established on 8 October, 2021to tackle the issue of insecurity and territorial warfare in cyberspace. At the inauguration of the school, the COAS had stated that modern battles were not limited to land, air, and maritime, as warfare now affected cyberspace.

The Army Chief, while commissioning the solar farm, said that continuous capacity development was necessary with regard to his vision to adequately and timely confront the security challenges bedeviling the nation.

While noting that the adversaries have also extended their nefarious activities to the cyber domain, the COAS emphasized that for the Command to effectively achieve its mandate, there was need for an alternative power source, hence the execution of the solar project.

Gen. Yahaya expressed satisfaction with the project and seized the opportunity to communicate with troops in the North East theatre of operations, through their Command and Control Centres. He commended them for their resilience and doggedness in the ongoing counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations.

Earlier, Major General Abubakar Adamu, expressed appreciation to the COAS for his support to the command, particularly for the timely provision of funds for the completion of the Solar Farm, adding that the support had boosted the morale of the personnel and will further enhance the operational capability of the command.

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