The Nigerian Army has launched a campaign in Rivers State, urging citizens to join the military. Brigadier General Timi Mackintosh, Team Leader of the Army Headquarters’ Sensitisation and Advertisement Team, emphasized the need for increased recruitment from Rivers and Delta States in the South South Zone.
He highlighted the Chief of Army Staff’s concern that these states were falling short in army recruitment, with Rivers State not meeting even 60% of its quota for the 84th and 85th regular intake.
Mackintosh explained that the purpose of the campaign was to encourage citizens to apply for the ongoing army recruitment exercise. He assured potential recruits that the military took care of its members, providing educational and medical support.
The minimum requirements for joining include being a Nigerian, proving free Rivers State citizenship, and meeting physical, medical, and psychological fitness criteria.
The collaborative efforts between the Nigerian Army and Rivers State government have sparked a wave of optimism, fostering a sense of pride and patriotism among the local population.
IMAGE: The Guardian