Nigerian Army Builds Soldiers’ Village in Bauchi
The ground breaking/foundation laying ceremony for Phases V and VI of the Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai was conducted today the 18th of May 2019 in Obienu Barracks. The Commander Armour Corps (CAC), Major General JO Akomolafe, Commandant Nigerian Army Armour School (NAAS), officers and soldiers of Headquarters NAAC, NAAS, 211 Demo Battalion, Admin Wing and NAAC Records Office were in attendance.
The CAC in his opening remarks, expressed gratitude to God for making the foundation laying of yet additional phases of the soldiers’ accommodation a reality. He used the opportunity to appreciate the President, C-in-C and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) for their interest in the welfare of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army and the NAAC in particular.
He used the opportunity to further informed the troops that because of the uncommon show of interest in the welfare of personnel, the COAS had directed the furnishing of Phases III and IV of the accommodation which has since been completed.
He urged the beneficiaries (troops) to reward the gesture by remaining loyal, discipline and professional at all times, to be able to discharge their roles in line with the desire of the COAS.
He assured them that the Corps will always make the welfare of its personnel a top most priority as evident in the recent construction of additional classrooms for the senior secondary section of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association School and the sponsorship of children of personnel in major common entrance examinations.
The foundation laying was conducted by the CAC, assisted by the Commandant NAAS. The RSMs of NAAC, NAAS, NAAC Admin Wing and NAAC Record Office were also present during the ceremony.
After the foundation laying ceremony, the CAC conducted an inspection tour of the recently constructed Officers’ Transit Accommodation to ascertain the condition of the facility.
Acting Director Army Public Relations
NAOWA Donates Relief Materials to Orphanage
Chairperson of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), 1 Division chapter, Mrs Salamatu Yahaya, has appealed to the Governments, various non – governmental Associations and wealthy individuals to accord more priority to the less privileged in the society, so as to give them sense of belonging.
She made the appeal on Thursday the 16th of May 2019 during a visit to some orphanages where she donated various food items and other relief materials in Kaduna.
Mrs Yahaya, made the donations on behalf of the NAOWA 1 Division Chapter, said the visit to the orphonages was part of the Association’s philanthropic lines of activities for the second quarter of the year 2019.
She said that the gesture was informed by NAOWA objective of reaching out and giving succour to the less privileged and the needy. “With adequate resources at our disposal, such gesture would be replicated to widows of our fallen heroes in the barracks”, she said.
The orphanage homes visited by the Chairperson include: Jam’iyyar Matan Arewa Orphanage, Magajin Gari Orphanage and Faith Works Orphanage Ministry in Kaduna metropolis.
The items donated include 15 bags of Rice, three bags of millet, three bags of Guinea Corn, three bags of Sugar and six cartons of Milk.
Others are; six package of detergent, three cartons of soap, six jerry cans of vegetable oil and bed sheets. The items were shared equally among the three orphanage homes.
Responding on behalf of the other orphanage Homes, was the Co-ordinator of Jam’iyyar Matan Arewa Orphanage, Hajiya Maryam Tahir. She expressed gratitude to NAOWA for the care, concerns and noble gesture, adding that it would remain indelible in their hearts and the donated items will be judiciously used for the benefits of the orphans.
For Deputy Director Public Relations 1 Division