Nigeria army inaugurates digital museum in Abuja
Written by City Radio on September 27, 2022
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya on Tuesday inaugurated the modernised and digitalised Museum of the Nigerian Army in Abuja.
The museum, established in 1956 in Zaria, had housed the army’s historical artifacts in an analogue mode, until its recent transformation to the digital following its relocation to Abuja in 2015.
Speaking at the event, the Yahaya said that the army had rich history dated back to 1863 that needed to be properly documented and archived.
Yahaya promised to continue to develop the museum, adding that more artifacts and relics would be sorted out and programmed for the benefit of the army and the public.
Yahaya commended his predecessors for their foresightedness and commitment towards the preservation of army history and culture over time.
He commended the Department of Administration for ensuring the digitalisation and upgrading of the museum to international standard.
The COAS charged the management of the museum to ensure proper care and administration, with a view to attracting both local and international patronage.
He also called on Nigerians who had any artifact or military relics that would add value to the museum to donate same to the army.