Nigerian Army adopting emerging technology for operational efficiency – COAS


BY NEWS DESK, AUGUST 09, 2023 | 12:04 PM

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, says the Nigerian Army will sustain the utilisation of emerging technologies to enhance efficiency in its operations.

This is contained in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu in Abuja.

Lagbaja said this on Tuesday when he received a position paper on the subject from participants of National Defence College (NDC) Course 31.

The paper is titled: “Emerging Technologies and Operational Efficiency: Implications for the Nigerian Army by 2035”.

He commended the participants for a well researched paper on emerging technologies and its implications for operational efficiency.

The COAS said that the Nigerian army as a sub system of the larger society, was already keying into emerging technologies in its institutions and establishments, adding that it would sustain the development.

He said that employing emerging technologies had provided the Nigerian army with improved surveillance capability, communication, efficient data management, situational awareness and strategic decision-making.

He added that the army could not divorce itself completely from the dynamics of both internal and external environments.

Earlier, the Commandant of NDC, Rear Adm. Olumuyiwa Olotu, said the presentation had unveiled the potential of emerging technologies in significantly impacting on present and future operational engagements of the army.

Olotu said the Nigerian army must continue to adopt and integrate evolving innovations to maintain a competitive edge in the theatres of operations as technologies continue to advance.

He added that the army should also aspire to be a driver of technological changes, while constantly providing new technologies to enhance decision-making and operational efficiency.


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