By Nwafor Sunday
In a bid to maintain its promise and patronize locally made products, Nigerian Army has on Sunday began and has took delivery of Innoson war trucks to tighten security in the country.
Nigerian Army made this known to newsmen via its @NigerianArmy handle on facebook, yesterday.
The post which read, “To make good it’s promise, the Nigerian Army has started taking delivery of some of the vehicles it has ordered from Innoson Motor Manufacturing Company which it further configured fit for deployment into Operation LAFIYA DOLE theatre of operations”, was to prove that Nigerian Army likes fulfilling promises made especially ones that will reduce unemployment rate in the country.
Recall that the Army has given a lifeline to the hundreds of industries located in our part of the country. Example was the partnership with Shoe makers in Aba to acquire boots for its men and officers.
Undoubtedly, Nigerian Army has bought its boots and shoes from Aba, a well calculated attempt to address youth unemployment and their resulting restiveness.
In view of these patronage therefore, the Army said “It is our firm belief that continuing along this path will leave terrorist groups without idle youths to recruit for making trouble and harassing law-abiding Nigerians.
“The patronage of Innoson Motors Manufacturing Company may appear insignificant, or may be promoted by saboteurs as something to be taken for granted, but we dare say the gains from this singular act are unquantifiable even as they tally with the government’s avowal to diversify the economy, which involves strengthening the manufacturing sector and saving crucial foreign exchange for the country.”