The Minister of Defence Bashir Salihi Magashi said that Federal Government will commence recruitment of officers and soldiers across the country.
Magashi disclosed this while speaking at the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Maiduguri when he led the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor and other service chiefs on an operational visit, on Sunday.
He said the move is part of the governments strategy to meet up manpower shortfalls as the country battles insurgency and banditry.
The Minister said that the motive of the visit was to assess the fighting spirit of the troops of operation Lafiya Dole and also to motivate them.
While addressing the troops, Magashi intimated them that the plan of the government to recruit more hands and relieve battle fatigued soldiers.
He also assured them to bring new equipment, new skills so that the solders benefit from it to enable them to be more proficient, more effective in this assignment that they are doing. Adding that the government takes the welfare of the troops serious.