An indigenous vehicle manufacturing company Innoson Motors and Nigerian Army has entered a partnership agreement for the manufacture of locally made military equipment and vehicles, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, announced.
This was disclosed when management of the company, led by its Managing Director, Innocent Chukwuma, visited the army headquarters.
The partnership deal, stated that, the army would acquire 100 variant of utility vehicles from the company to support its operations, especially in the North-East.
The chief of Army staff said, the army had already acquired 40 vehicles from the company after it donated three vehicles to the Theatre Command of the Operation Lafiya Dole, and the 40 utility vehicles tested and found suitable for the North-East terrain.
He stated that, the vehicles were deployed in combat operations and “proved to be useful, comfortable and convenient for military operations.”
He, therefore, solicited the cooperation of the company in building the capacity of its personnel.
Innoson Motors Managing Director, Innocent Chukwuma expressed delight that the vehicles the company had donated to support the counter insurgency operations were found suitable.
He commended the Nigerian Army for its patriotism and the success it had recorded so far in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists.
He however, promised to assist the army in its request for better vehicles for troops and resuscitation of its vehicle plant and workshop.
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