The Chief of Military Staff of Nigeria, Lieutenant Standard Tukur Yusuf Buratai, on Wednesday stated the military will soon embark in recruitment of Nigerian youths into the drive to allow it fight insurgency in the north east of the country.
Buratai, who was represented by Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Akpan, the Director Directorate of Military Recruitment, Resettlement and Reserve, DARRR, made this known all through a courtesy pay a visit to to the Governor of Ebonyi Condition, Chief David Umahi at the exco-Chambers Federal government Residence, Abakaliki.
According to him: “The usual army that was experienced to engage specially in common warfare are having a ton of difficulties as you can see in the North-Eastern area. So, not long ago the Main of Army instituted Exclusive Forces idea a unique ability that you can use to fight war.
“This particular coaching will now be integrated in just about every education in the Nigerian Military. So, this means that anyone that is recruited in the Nigerian Army with outcome from now, will have to go through that
approach. It is a challenging education, it calls for a lot of physical and psychological exercise. So, we require young men and girls who are physically fit”, he pointed out.
He mentioned that these from the age of 16 and over would be employed in the Nigerian Army with four credits together with English and Arithmetic in not much more than two sittings, urged the youths of Ebonyi condition to massively utilize for recruitment into the Army when its portal opens for recruitments which he stated will soon begin.
In a swift reaction, the Governor Main David Umahi, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, decried shortchanging of the men and women of the state in the recruitment of the Nigerian Military.
He alleged that folks from other sections of the region commonly get up the identification of Ebonyi people and consider all the point out quota in any army recruitment.
“Before our ascension into business, what experienced attained in the south east specially in Ebonyi point out is that people today have been shortchanged in the army. They will pull out enmass for recruitment and soon after they had returned household jubilating that they are heading to be recruited in the military that the report on them is favorable for their engagement in the military services.
“The tale will be that only two or a few of them are engaged and when you go to seem at the listing, you will learn that gentlemen from other area will remedy Ebonyi state identify, get up the identification of our individuals and acquire the quota that is meant and reserved
for Ebonyi condition.
“We are not satisfied with these kinds of disagreeable circumstances and I considered that our governor has complained severally about it. We think that having adult men like you and the Main of Army Personnel will take care of this kind of intractable issue that we have been possessing in Ebonyi State”, he reported.
Resource: https://dailypost.ng/2020/02/26/we-have-made the decision-to-recruit-nigerian-youths-to-stop-insurgency-in-northeast-buratai/