Friday, September 11

Toyota donates Hilux trucks to military



Toyota Nigeria Limited has donated five Hilux trucks to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in Maiduguri, Borno State, to aid the ongoing counter insurgency campaign in the Northeast.

The Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, who received the trucks, expressed gratitude to the management and staff of Toyota.



A statement issued on Friday by the Acting Director of Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, quoted Gen. Olonisaki as describing the company’s gesture as a show of public support and approval for MNJTF actions.

“This donation is a laudable one and very timely, too. This shows that the fight against Boko Haram insurgency will come to an effective end going by the presidential directive.

“The provision of adequate security, not only in the northeast, but in all corners of the country, is a task that must be done and done quickly too,” Olonisakin was quoted as saying after receiving the trucks.

The CDS, who was represented at the occasion by Air Vice Marshal Olutayo Oguntoyinbo , promised that the Hilux vans would be used to ensure success of the operation against all forms of guerrilla movements and cross-border crimes around the Lake Chad Basin.

While charging soldiers to make maximum use of the vehicles, he urged other companies and corporate organizations in Nigeria and countries around the Lake Chad Basin to emulate Toyota’s noble gesture.

He called on Nigerians to come forward and support the military in the ongoing campaign against terror.

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