Army trains 223 officers at Bangladesh military institutions
The Nigerian Army (NA) has trained about 223 of its officers and men at various military institutions in Bangladesh.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, made this known while receiving the new Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Muhammad Shameen Ashan, in his office.
Buratai, also lauded the Bangladesh Army for their combat strides in tackling insurgency in the Asian country in the 80s.
The COAS, disclosed that his schooling years, together with the requisite knowledge and training experience garnered in Bangladesh, has helped him and Army prosecute the war against insurgency, and several other military operations.
While maintaining that NA has a lot to gain from their Bangladesh counterpart, Buratai, assured that the leadership of the Army will continue to train Nigerian soldiers and officers in Bangladesh military institutions in order to enhance their professional, administrative and combat efficiency.
At the occasion, the Army Chief quickly appointed Major General Enobong Udoh, Chief of Training and Operations, as NA’s Alumni President for the Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC).
In his remark, Mr. Ashan, explained that both himself and Buratai share a special affinity, as they both attended the Bangladesh NDC in 2012.
He assured that the Bangladesh government will be willing to strengthen bilateral ties with Nigeria, as both countries share similar policy objectives and developmental goals.
Aside the existing partnership in the areas of commerce and trade, the diplomatic envoy, said the Bangladesh government will also strengthen cooperation in the area of agriculture, education, facilitation of immigration passports, and most importantly, military operations.
Mr. Ashan, added that Bangladesh offers good opportunities for Nigerian Army officers, and will look at ways to explore more areas of opportunity to facilities lasting peace, efficient security and economic development for Nigeria.