Nigerian Army
Nigerian Army

Minister of Communications, Bar. Adebayo Shittu has expressed readiness to partner with the Nigerian Army in the area of Information Communications Technology ICT, sharing in the country. Shittu , who stated this in a statement signed by the Assistant Communications Officer, Mrs. Pauline Sule and issued yesterday in Abuja, noted that the collaboration was first initiated,when he visited the Chief of Army Staff, Turkur Buratai, in his office which was to reciprocate and further strengthen the collaboration. The statement noted that the ministry and all its agencies were set for the collaboration and would be engaged to help in deploying technology in all aspect of the military activities and operations where necessary. The minister commended the achievements made so far under the leadership of the COAS in fighting Boko Haram and other miscreant groups. He however admonished him to do more in order to completely wipe out terrorism in the country. Shittu suggested that the COAS should consider establishing a strong ICT department in the Nigerian Army and Military Academy. He assured him of necessary support to complement his effort in fighting crime and terrorism. According to him, war cannot be fought with arms alone but with technology as well. Responding, Buratai thanked the minister for finding time out of his tight schedule to reciprocate the visit. Buratai commended Shittu for the good job he was doing in reforming the telecom industry, while using ICT to add value to the growth of the Gross Domestic Product. According to him, the role of ICT is key to military operations and the use of cyberspace. “Today, one can fight war or battle right from ones office. This cannot be achieved without the support of the ministry hence the collaboration.

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