All officers of the Nigerian army have been ordered to learn Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo before December 2018. This is a new language policy by the Nigerian Defence headquarters and the reasons for this is that, amongst other things, it will foster better communication between officers and help them perform their duties professionally.
We do not know if failure to attain the aforementioned before December 2018 will attract any penalty, but officers who are able to attain certificated proficiency in these three languages will be rewarded with language allowances.
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