The Nigerian Army has promised to sustain collaboration with the media towards educating Nigerians on its ongoing anti-terrorism operation in the north-eastern part of the country.
Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, stated this on Saturday while inaugurating a newly refurbished studio at the North East Headquarters of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) in Maiduguri.
He said that sustained collaboration with the media was imperative because of the role of the media in disseminating information to the people.
“What happened was that I visited the station as part of our media programmes to enlighten the public on our activities in the countries.
“I was surprised at the state of facilities at the studio and when I was asked to help I decided to offer a helping hand,’’ Buratai said.
He, however, said the assistance he offered in renovating the complex did not come from the Nigerian army’s purse.
“The Nigerian Army does not have that kind of money. What happened was that I sought for help from a friend who offered to provide money for the renovation work,’’ Buratai said.
He advised members of the staff of the station to make maximum use of the studio by offering better services to viewers.(NAN)