Nigerian Army establishes ICT center in Port Harcourt


The Nigerian Army has inaugurated an Information Communications Technology (ICT) Centre in its 6 divisional headquarters in Port Harcourt.

Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, disclosed this in a statement by the division’s spokesman, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, on Sunday.

Speaking at the inauguration, Sarham said the Centre was built and donated to the division by IHS Towers Nigeria Limited, a mobile telecommunications infrastructure company.

“The military all over the world hangs its life on communication due to the importance it has in enhancing military operations.

“Communication is important as the global ICT environment has changed as well as the dynamics of fighting a war which the Nigerian Army cannot afford to be left behind,’’ the GOC said.

The GOC said the division was delighted to receive the facility, especially as the army could not rely alone on the government to fund all of its needs due to the paucity of funds.

“It is a thing of joy to see individual or organisations supporting the military for smooth conduct of our operations and betterment of the society.

“The division on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff appreciates IHS Towers Nigeria Limited for this kind gesture,” he said.