The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and Germany are strengthening collaborative efforts to enhance equipment and technical support for Nigerian military to further improve operational efficiency.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin made this revelation while receiving a delegation of the German Armed Forces led by the Commander Corps of Engineers, Lutz Enrich Niemann during a recent visit to the Defence Headquarters, Abuja. The CDS stated that the visit provided much needed forum for interaction on measures to improve the existing collaboration between NAF and her German counterpart in the area of engineering and technical training support for personnel through the instrumentality of the German Technical Advisory Training Group (GTAG) in Nigeria and would go a long way to further improve the cordial relationship between both countries.
Olonisakin, who was represented by the Director of Production at the Defence Headquarters, Aliyu Gambo Pani thanked the German Corps for the visit to assess the extent of work done on the various projects being executed by his country in support of the AFN. he noted that the projects executed by the GTAG will no doubt facilitate the Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency Operations in the North East theatre of Operation, stressing that the projects were executed following a memorandum of understanding between both governments.
While promising to ensure adequate maintenance of the equipment and infrastructure for optimal benefit, he assured the German delegation that the equipment will be put to judicious use and adequately maintained.