Nigerian Army donates new classroom block in Kogi


the Nigerian Army has built and donated a block of four classrooms with toilets to the Faculty of Arab and Islamic Studies (CAISO) Idoji, Okene Local Government Area in Kogi.

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The Nigerian News Agency reports that Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Farouq Yahya handed over the project along with the director’s office and a renovated Assembly Hall block and staff rooms.

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Speaking Saturday at the inauguration of the Okene projects, Mr. COAS said the gesture was part of the Civil-Military Cooperation Intervention (CIMIC) projects carried out by the Army throughout the country.

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The COAS, who was represented by the Headquarters Command, Army Records (CAR), Maj.-Gen. Sunday Igbinomwanhia, said the Nigerian Army had enjoyed a high level of cooperation and goodwill from the host communities and Nigerian citizens.

According to him, over the years, the Nigerian Army has taken deliberate steps to ensure that it returns to society the cooperation it enjoys from its corporate social responsibilities.

He said that it was very much in line with his vision of a professional Nigerian military, ready to fulfill assigned missions within a joint environment in defense of Nigeria.

“The project launched today is one of several activities related to Civil-Military Cooperation and quick impact projects carried out in various parts of the country’s Army to contribute to national development.

“Therefore, I believe that this project will serve the collective needs of the members of this community and their immediate environment.

“Therefore, I want to ask you to see this project as a symbol of friendship between the Nigerian Army and your community.

“May it foster the desired peace, progress and indeed bring prosperity to the community as well,” Yahaya said.

For its part, the COAS also thanked the President Muhammadu Buhari for its continued support of the Nigerian Army and for providing the enabling environment necessary to carry out its constitutional mandate.

Yahaya praised the Governor Yahaya Bello of the state, traditional leaders and all people in the community for their tireless support, in particular the Nigerian military.

The COAS, however, urged people to continue to live in peace and harmony and be tolerant with each other, noting that the Exercise Lasting Peace ll, recently launched in the state, was to ensure peace.

For his part, Maj. Gen. Sanusi Dahiru, Director of Administration and Logistics of the Defense Research and Development Office, who executed the projects, thanked COAS for its passion for education and official commitment to carrying out the projects.

Dahiru said the project was a way to reach out to the community, noting that her father had been very passionate about the school throughout his life.

In his comments, the Ohinoyi of the land of Ebira, Alhaji Ado IbrahimHe thanked the COAS for the gesture towards his people and for guaranteeing adequate security in the state.

Ohinoyi, who represented Ezuka, Dr. muhammad isahHe said the projects would go a long way in helping the community and students improve effective learning.

Meanwhile, the school principal, Mr. Zakariyau AhmadHe said he was overwhelmed by the projects and expressed his gratitude to COAS and Dahiru.

Credit source: YAYA

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