President Jonathan has commissioned the first ultra-modern Military Radio station in West Africa, which he will mark a turning point in the way ongoing Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency (CT COIN) operations in the nation.The radio station which is located on the hills of Mogadishu Cantonment in Abuja, is envisioned to enhance the management and dissemination of defence information to the Nigerian public by promoting civil-military relationship in the country.In the maiden broadcast from the station, Jonathan urged the Nigerian military to ensure that all their efforts against the Boko Haram terrorists are not overshadowed by propaganda from some foreign media.
While commending the foresight of the leadership of the Armed Forces, the President acknowledged what he described as the resilience and doggedness of the military in the face of daunting security challenges in the country and the successes they have recorded so far.
Jonathan emphasised on the fact that previous neglect of the military in terms of hardware acquisition and relevant training have compounded the security infrastructure and affected the precision of military response to these challenges. He however stressed that the recent purchases and support have reasonably change the tide.
“These have indeed reverse the trend allowing for effective governance peace and security in areas hitherto held by terrorists and other misguided elements”, he said.
Jonathan also used the opportunity to call on all Nigerians both senior and ordinary citizens to appreciate the commitment and the sacrifices of the armed forces.
Wow! GEJ has done a great Job..