The authorities of the Nigerian Army have said the directive given by President Muhammadu Buhari for the military’s relocation of Command and Control Centre to Maiduguri was being strictly adhered to.
At a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the Army said the grand finale of this year’s edition of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration would take place in Maiduguri.
According to Brig. Gen. Donald Oji who spoke on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minima said the celebration would be low-keyed.
“The choice of Maiduguri to host the closing activities of NADCEL 2015 was informed by the need to further raise the morale of our troops in the area of operation by showing solidarity to them ,” Gen. Oji said.
The celebrations, which started yesterday, will also include a medical outreach programme to the Internally Displaced Persons camps in Maiduguri from July 4 to 5.
The Chief of Army Staff is billed to lay wreath at the military cemetery in Maiduguri and to visit the 7 Division hospital where injured military personnel are being treated.
He will also address troops and present medals to deserving gallant officers and men.