Visiting Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria Lieutenant General, Tukur Yusuf Buratai made a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Monday.
Welcoming the Nigerian Army Chief to Bangabhaban, the president underscored the need for exchange of visit of top officials of the armed forces of Bangladesh and Nigeria and said it will help increase professional skills of the forces of the two countries, president’s press secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS.
Mentioning the ability and proficiency of military training institutions of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid urged the members of Nigerian army to take training in Bangladesh.
A total of 98 official of Nigerian army took training in Bangladesh since 1984.
President Hamid said Nigerian army can invite Bangladesh army for the courses of counterterrorism and jungle warfare in Nigeria.
Mentioning the activities of Bangladesh University of Professionals, the president said members of Nigerian army can take admission to different courses of this university.
The President also said this visit of the Nigerian army chief would strengthen further the relations of the armies of the two countries.
Lieutenant general Tukur Yusuf Buratai expressed his gratitude to president Hamid for giving him time for the meeting and expressed the hope that the relations of two countries in different sectors, including the army, would be strengthened further in future.
Secretaries concerned to the President were present.