Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Muhammad Munsur Dan Ali (rtd) yesterday said, the federal government will soon embark on the recruitment of personnel into the Nigerian Armed Forces to enable it tackle Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East region of the country.
Dan Ali, who stated this shortly after commissioning the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, crest and logo monument among several other completed and ongoing projects at the permanent site of the premier military university, said the Armed Forces needed to be increased and enlarged.
He expressed satisfaction with the activities of the NDA, urging it to produce credible and quality officers particularly at this trying time that the country is faced with insurgency.
He expressed the readiness of the federal government to provide necessary assistance to NDA in order for them to effectively and efficiently discharge their responsibilities.
“NDA is progressing and am very happy with what I saw on ground, I believe this is where the tradition, courage and value of the Nigerian Armed Forces is moulded.
“The Academy is where the Armed Forces are trained and with all the challenges we are having, the NDA has not done badly.
“The Armed Forces will be increased and we are coming to look at how we are going to assist them and get their projects done, increasing their support and enlarge the Armed Forces.”
The Minister also visited the Indoor gallery range project which is ongoing and whose foundation laying ceremony is expected to be performed by the Chief of Defence Staff.
Other projects commissioned by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence, the Chief of Army Staff, COAS the Chief of Air Staff and the Chief of Naval Staff are the Cadet extension, remoulded 5th termer block, new armoury, obstacle course, the NDA museum and loyalty conference room.
Earlier, the NDA commandant, Major General Mohammed Tasiu Ibrahim, said the military academic institution will not relent in its efforts to discharge it’s constitutional duties.