By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday played host to a team, ‘The Villa Team’ comprising senior officers from Defence headquarters, Army headquarters, Naval headquarters and NAF headquarters as well as senior retired military officers who are facilitators, for a presentation on modern and real time logistics implementation for the armed forces.
Led by retired Major General John Samuel Zaruwa, the team made a presentation on the Vertically Integrated Logistics Approach for the military.
The research and experimentation resulting in the integrated approach according to the team, took about four years to arrive at.
Other members of the team include the Chief of Defence Logistics, Major General Sodunke, Major General Austin Okoh retired, Air Vice Marshal EO Anebi retired, Brigadier General Yusuf retired, Commodore SG Dogo among others.
Speaking at the presentation, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Lt. Gen. LO Adeosun said the Integrated approach is meant to ensure that the armed forces logistics is improved upon for better military operational capabilities.
Present at the presentation were the Chief of Training and Operations, Major Gen Enobong Udoh, Chief of Standards and Evaluation, Major Gen Fidelis Azinta, Chief of Military Intelligence, Maj Gen SA Adebayo, Commander, Army headquarters Garrison, Maj Gen JGK Myan, Deputy Chief of Policy and Plans, Maj Gen Solomon Udoumwa, Director of Peacekeeping, Maj Gen Umelo, Special Adviser to COAS on Army University, Maj Gen CC Okonkwo and the Acting Provost Marshall, Nigerian Army, Brig Gen H Ahmed among other.