The Nigerian Army has revealed that it would recruit 18,000 soldiers next year as part of moves to tackle insecurity challenges across the country.
It Revealed that only 5,000 would be admitted at a time because of the capacity constraints and that the first batch would commence training in January 2021.
Commandant of the Nigerian Army Depot, Zaria, stated this when the Senate Committee on Army, led by Mohammed Ali Ndume visited the depot.
Represented by Colonel Ismail Oloyede, the commandant promised to adhere to the principles of Federal Character during the exercise.
Ndume admitted that the challenges facing the armed forces, including the Army were enormous, and that the security agencies were overstretched.
The senate committee chair noted that though the country was faced with financial challenges, the Senate would, however, make every attempt to give attention to issues affecting the army.