- Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has participated in a language proficiency test
- The test was taken in the three Nigerian languages - Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba
- The Nigerian Army said the test would help personnel during internal security operations across the country
The chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday, August 15, participated in a language proficiency test at the Nigerian Army headquarters in Abuja.
Buratai alongside 49 other senior officers of the force took the tests in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba languages.
A statement by the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Texas Chukwu, said the test was part of the army’s effort to ensure that all personnel are proficient in the use of the three major Nigerian languages.
Chukwu, a brigadier general said the test followed an eight months of intensive lecture organised by the Army headquarters for the senior officers.
He Nation reports that Chukwu also said the Army believes that understanding the three Nigeria major languages would aid troops during internal security operations across the country.
Chukwu said: “This will also enhance mutual cooperation between the army and the general public.”
He also said that senior officers that participated in the test included principal staff officers of the Army headquarters, corps commanders, directors, among others.
Also the chief of Army staff, after the test, commended the senior officers for their conduct throughout the period of the test.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Buratai had pleaded with Nigerians to desist from celebrating insecurity by helping terrorists and criminal elements in spreading their propaganda on the social media.
According to Buratai, if we celebrate insecurity, we will continue to live with insecurity.
The army chief made the plea, while fielding questions at a news conference to herald activities to mark the 2018 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) in Maiduguri in July.
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