Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has commissioned the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company(NAVMC) in Rigachikun, Kaduna State on Saturday.
The NAVMC has taken off with the production of the prototype of the light and heavy infantry vehicles.
The event also featured facility tour of Nigerian Army Vehicles Manufacturing Company production line, which include NAC-V production line, B vehicles assembly plant, Fitter machine plant, Engine overhaul shop, Engine testing bay, Fabrication, Painting and Spray shop as well as Foundary and Metal Smith shop. The COAS also commissioned some refurbished A and B vehicles and other equipment resuscitated by the NAVMC.
Present at the historic occasion were Yusuf Zailani, Majority leader, Kaduna State House of Assembly, the Chairman, North East Development Commission and former Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General PC Tarfa (rtd), the current Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, Principal Staff Officers from Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commanders and Commandants of the various Nigerian Army training institutions and the representative of the Emir of Zazzau and other dignitaries, as well as officers and soldiers, community leaders and members of Rigachikun community.
According to the statement by the Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen S.K Usman, the visibly elated members of the host community, instantly decided to crown the Chief of Army Staff as the Garkuwan Rigachikun.