Nigerian Army has banned the wearing of army uniforms, accoutrement and kits by ex-students of Nigerian Military School, NMS Zaria, aka ex-boys in civil institutions.
According to a statement issued yesterday by the acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, the illegal practice of wearing Nigerian Army uniforms and kits by ex-boys, apart from obvious security implications, impacts negatively on the image of the Nigerian Army.
The statement stressed that wearing of military uniforms or kits on campus by anyone is unlawful and added that most culprits are ex-students who have deserted the Army, and are not legally entitled to have military uniforms or items in their possessions.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to state that illegal possession of military accoutrement is punishable under sections 109,110 and 251 of Nigerian Criminal Code. Consequently, the Nigerian Army is working with other security agencies to apprehend defaulters/impostors in all civil institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.”
In another development, the Chief of Staff, COAS’ Barracks Investment Initiative Programme, COAS BIIP, sensitisation exercise is to commence from October 5 to 9, 2015 in all cantonments and barracks across the country.
Nigerian Pilot Saturday gathered that the investment scheme is an initiative of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai as part of his welfare drive for officers and soldiers by engaging their spouses and dependants living in the barracks on income yielding agricultural ventures such as animal husbandry, fish farming, poultry and other profit making agricultural activities.

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