Pakistan Offers To Train Nigerian Soldiers by franel
on: 23 Nov 12, 04:00 PM (3 years ago) Hero (m)
«§» 23 November 2012
A team of military officers from Pakistan will soon visit Nigeria to help assess the needs of their Nigerian counterparts and assist in training them.
Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ambassador Dauda Danladi, made this known to The PUNCH on Wednesday at the sideline of the ongoing D-8 summit in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Danladi said the two countries were working together to see how officials of the Pakistani Air Force could help build the Nigerian Air Force Industrial Complex that could maintain its fleet.
He said, “On the military aspect, we have made quite a significant achievement. The Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Air Staff were here. We went round all the Air Force formations. We went to the Air Force Industrial Complex and we saw that they have the capacity to recover and maintain their aircraft fleet.
“We have initiated a programme whereby a team of experts from the Air Force industry here in Pakistan will visit Nigeria. They will carry out needs assessment and survey of the requirement of the Air Force in Nigeria.
“They will also look at the training deficiencies, especially in respect of flying modern combat aircraft. We will then see how we can cooperate to build the Nigerian Air Force Industrial Complex that can maintain the aircraft fleet and also provide civil services to other airlines in Nigeria. This will go a long way in conserving our foreign exchange.”
The envoy said seven Nigerian officers above the rank of colonel were currently undergoing training at the Pakistan National University.
He added that five other officers were undergoing pilot training while 10 ordinance officers were undergoing training on the provision of minor logistic equipment for the armed forces.
He said the nation also had five Naval officers who were undergoing naval course in Pakistan.
Danladi, who said Nigerians living in Pakistan are over 800 expressed joy that the Nigerian community in the country had not suffered any casualty despite the terrorists’ attacks being recorded there.
He said the mission was collaborating with the Pakistani authorities to explore the abundant natural resources that are available in Nigeria.
He said President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to Pakistan was a great opportunity for the leaders of the two countries to meet and discuss further on areas of cooperation that would be beneficial to both countries.
Danladi added that the mission was working towards the establishment of the Nigeria-Pakistan Joint Commission.
He expressed the hope that this commission would be on board towards the second quarter of next year.
The envoy identified areas of cooperation between the two countries to include economic and scientific.
He recalled that there are agreements for the export of rubber, cocoa and cotton.
He said some state governments were in Pakistan and had placed orders for agricultural equipment.
For instance, he said Borno State had placed order for 500 tractors from Pakistani while Kano and Edo States were planning to do so.
Reply #1 by micc
on: 23 Nov 12, 06:08 PM (3 years ago) Hero (m)
Reply #2 by angesco
on: 23 Nov 12, 06:35 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (f)
More suicide bombers in the making?
Reply #3 by crusifixo
on: 23 Nov 12, 06:50 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
Reply #4 by crusifixo
on: 23 Nov 12, 06:52 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
oh my God ! that is ajanni in the pix na....the third guy from the left on the second row.......without any doubt these is a training for terrorism.
Reply #5 by chicco77
on: 23 Nov 12, 06:56 PM (3 years ago) Addicted Hero (f)
Reply #6 by crusifixo
on: 23 Nov 12, 07:00 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
Reply #7 by wima
on: 23 Nov 12, 07:48 PM (3 years ago) Newbie (m)
this is a shame for nigeria gov. they are totally confused. who is paskistan that nigerian gov. is now looking upto in the world to train their air force and millitary what a shame but let they not used the process to advance terrorism in nigeria oooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply #8 by neloceleb
on: 23 Nov 12, 07:54 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (f)
Reply #9 by interpo777
on: 23 Nov 12, 08:06 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
Reply #10 by tonychuks84
on: 23 Nov 12, 08:10 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
there give them more boko haram
Reply #11 by chicco77
on: 23 Nov 12, 08:11 PM (3 years ago) Addicted Hero (f)
Reply #12 by chicco77
on: 23 Nov 12, 08:12 PM (3 years ago) Addicted Hero (f)
Reply #13 by ZION7ZION
on: 23 Nov 12, 08:16 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
what a shame! instead of them to bring Israel army to train our amy, na pakistan weh US deh feed Tufiakwa!!!!
Reply #14 by bigdad95
on: 23 Nov 12, 08:31 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
Reply #15 by arsenal123
on: 23 Nov 12, 09:14 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
Reply #16 by Unikpearl
on: 23 Nov 12, 09:29 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (f)
Reply #17 by xband
on: 23 Nov 12, 10:36 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
Reply #18 by Olubobotiribo
on: 23 Nov 12, 10:59 PM (3 years ago) Newbie (m)
I am beginning to hate Nigerian Government.Their brain is full of sawdust.they have heard it that Pakistan Government kept Osama in the remote village to protect him from western attack.
America without notifying pakistan eliminated Osama.On the day Osama was killed,America entered Pakistan without Pakistan knowledge.Tell me if Pakistan is now qualified to offer Training to Nigerian soldiers.Pakistan is never a developed country,it Is underdeveloping country.I will prefer Ghana to give training to Nigeria than Pakistan.We dont have government i Nigeria.
Reply #19 by Senegal
on: 23 Nov 12, 11:33 PM (3 years ago) Hero (m)
God forbid!!! They want to bring Taliban on top of the Boko Haram menace that we are still not able to deal with