As of next week, men and officials will probably be dressing in their plain green jackets on Mondays and Fridays.
The Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, has encouraged a brand new dress code for officers and men of their Nigerian Army.
The directive, according to army sources, was contained in a sign to all Army units and formation across Nigeria.
The directive comes around three months after Mr Attahiru, a lieutenant general, assumed office.
The new directive a part of this restructuring being undertaken by the new army leadership.
Soon after assuming office, the military leader approved the redeployment of 204 of its own officials to brand new formations across the country.
The redeployment came the same day Mr Attahiru was confirmed and elevated from the status of major general to lieutenant general.
Reforms in the military are usually expected especially when there’s a change of leadership.
Mode of Dressing
With effect from next week, all officers and soldiers would be to dress in their plain green coat on Mondays and Fridays. The apparel is popularly known as the “number four dress” from the military.
The number four apparel is similar to a short-sleeved lawsuit, popularly called safari. It has four buttons and four pockets and is usually worn with a peak cap.
The new directive further stated that on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, all soldiers and officers would be groom in the green uniform that needs them to tuck in. It’s “called number five apparel”;
The number five apparel is short-sleeved apparel worn with a beret and may be worn with a combat boot or bate shoe.
The substances for number five and four dresses are the same with their fashions being the only real difference.
The directive further said that the apparel for a variety of operations still stays the woodland and desert camo based on the area of Operation. It’s referred to as the number six apparel.
“Butatai gave a brand new directive while he was in power that amounts four uniform be utilized only for seminars and number five for office,” the source stated.
He added that the new directive is not new to the military.