Gen. Burtai said this, on Tuesday, at the opening ceremony of a three-day training of the 19 Combat Service Support (CSS) training week held at Command Guest House, Bauchi State.
The training has as its theme “Optimizing the Capabilities of the Combat Service Support Corps Towards the Effective Support of the Nigerian Army to Meet Contemporary Security Challenges.”
Represented by Chief of Logistics, Nigerian Army, Major General Roggers Ibe Nicolas, Gen. Burtai said the CSS training week offered an avenue where major logistics corps personnel meet to brainstorm on the logistics problems facing the Nigerian Army and to fashion out the best ways for optimum performance.
Burtai said: “I have placed much premium on training and I take the training of all arms with equal seriousness” In his welcome address, the acting Commander Nigerian Army Medical Corps Brigadier-General Cliford Brown Wanda stressed that the training week was an annual event organised and rotated among the combat service corps for capacity building.
Wanda said: “We are gathered here once again under the auspices of the Combat Service support Corps of the Nigerian Army to take stock of our performance, especially in the fight against terrorism /insurgency and other operations in Nigeria.”
In his remark, Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar, represented by the Head of Service, Alhaji Bello Liman, expressed profound appreciation to Nigerian Army for its efforts in maintaining not just peace in the north east and the country but carrying out several outreaches in many communities.
Abubakar commended the Army Medical Corps for the medical outreach at Gudum Hausawa, Lame Burrra and several communities in the state.
The governor said that such outreaches would further strengthen the relationship between the good people of Bauchi state and the Nigerian Army.
By Paul Orude, Bauchi