The Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force, Major General Ibrahim Yusuf has commended the European and African Unions for enhancing the operational efficiency of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
Major General Yusuf gave the commendation at the launching of the quarterly supply of petroleum, oil and lubricants in Sector 3 Monguno.
A statement by the Chief of Military Public Information
MNJTF, Colonel Timothy Antigha, the Force Commander noted that the provision of a range of petroleum products including Diesel, premium motor spirit, Engine oil, transmission fluid, Brake oil and Grease is courtesy of European Union funding through the framework of the African Union.
He appreciated the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Head of Mission, Ambassador Mamman Nuhu for doing all the diplomatic engagements which resulted in the consummation of the supply agreement.
He also thanked the Strategic Support Cell of the African Union for putting in place a mechanism to ensure that the processes met the requirements of the European Union.
The Force Commander further announced the processes leading to the commencement of the European Union intervention began in 2018.
The Force Commander while expressing the appreciation of the MNJTF for the efforts of past Force Commanders and their staff in laying the foundation for the successful take-off of the programme, urged all Sector Commanders to ensure optimal utilization of the products in line with approved guidelines.
He emphasized that the MNJTF has developed strict monitoring mechanisms to ensure compliance.
The supply of the products began on 25th June 2020, with the launching of the exercise in Sector 4 in Diffa – the Niger Republic which was followed by that of Sector 2 at Bagasola, Chad on 3 July. The launching for Sector 1(Cameroon) is expected to take place within the month.