The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has approved the renaming of the ongoing counter-insurgency operation in the North East from Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) to Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK).
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima disclosed this in a statement on Friday, April 30, in Abuja.
Yerima said the development was premised on the fact that the Nigerian Army (NA) had made a lot of progress over the years and needed to re-align for better efficiency.
He disclosed that changes would also affect the re-designation of the Army Super Camps to now reflect the nomenclature of the formations and units followed by the name of the locations they occupy.
The Army spokesperson also said the sub-units were redesigned as Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) followed by the name of their locations, adding that all the changes were with immediate effect.
According to him, the renaming is in line with the COAS vision; of having “A Nigerian Army that is repositioned to professionally defeat all adversaries in a joint environment”.
“It is the belief of the COAS that the complete defeat of insurgency is a process; that requires the participation of the entire nation using all elements of national power.
“He further gave assurance that the Nigerian Army under his leadership will continue to pursue the path of “jointness” in prosecuting the counterinsurgency war,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have engaged in an online feud over alleged discrepancies in employment statistics.
1st News gathered that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige; while receiving the leadership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), stated there would be a virtual meeting; between the Federal Government and the World Bank.
According to the Labour Ministry on Twitter, this meeting was to discuss modalities used by the NBS; in gathering data for employment statistics.
Ngige said: “There has been a little confusion there as to the accuracy of data generated by the NBS. So, we want to align everything tomorrow (Thursday).
“The World Bank says the NBS methodology doesn’t conform to the global standard; especially the ILO format of arriving at such Employment Index.”