[lg policy] Harmonious co-existence: Buratai advocates local language flow

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 10:57:17 EST 2018


Harmonious co-existence: Buratai advocates local language flow
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Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, LT. Get. T. Y Buratai has said that the key
requirement for success in human domain is the ability to communicate with
the local population, which is to understand the local language in  the
objective environment.
Buratai made the call during the graduation ceremony of the indigenous
languages proficiency course 2 which was held at the Army Resource Centre
in Abuja.
He added, “The human domain is comprise by  human including, human as
physical beings, taught, motion and human action,” he stressed.
“In human domain is what human are, what they think additionally.
“The military objectives in the human domain should be influenced,
dominating the human domain is the ability to influenced targeted
individuals and groups better than the adversary.
According to him, the challenge is the extent that Nigerian Army is
currently deployed in all the State for internal security operation
He noted that ethnic, moral are combine with numerical strength which
constitute the major source of strength and national pride.
Earlier in his remark, Director General Nigerian Army Resource Centre,
Major Gen. JGS Hamakim said that the course is meant for the officers and
soliders  that are residing in FCT.
“The course was inaugurated on Oct 8 2018 in line with the directive of the
Chief of Army Staff.
He stated further, that the aim is to support the realization of the
Nigerian Army language policy that requires officers and soliders to be
proficiency with at list one indigenous language order than mother tongue.
 “it is also to break communication barriers between the personal and local
population while conducting internal security operation across the country,
in view of our language diversity as well as internal security challenges.
“The Nigerian Army Resource centre graduated 96 Army officers and soliders
in the indigenous language proficiency course two and the guaduatee were
giving certificate.
Brig.Gen.Aliya Omokhogie Abdullahi who was one of the graduatee gave the
vote of thanks, commending the chief of staff for the opportunity giving
them  to learn other languages in addition to their profession.
  He appreciated the instructors for their time and zeal during the one
month course.

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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

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Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
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