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NADCEL 2024: Nigerian Army commissioned quick Impact projects

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NADCEL 2024: Nigerian Army commissioned quick Impact projects

By Katherine Abayomi

The Nigerian Army commemorates 161 years with community development projects and accessible health care services in Plateau State. On Wednesday, July 3, 2024, they commissioned projects in Mangu,Riyom Bassa, and Wase local government Areas (LGAs) of the State.

Demonstrating the Nigeria Army’s commitment to winning Nigerians’ hearts and minds through civil-military cooperation activities and community development, free medical outreach was conducted at the University of Jo’s main Campus primary school, Angwan Rogo, Jo’s North, Plateau state.

The commissioning of projects of renovated classroom blocks, solar-powered borehole, and toilets at Mangun, in Mangu LGA, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja stated the project is at the instance of an illustrious son of the community, Major General Godwin Mutkut , currently serving as General officer commanding 8 Division of Nigerian Army.

The Army chief emphasized that such projects in Army Headquarters are initiated to give back to communities of senior officers of the rank of Major General who have served meritoriously and distinguished themselves.

He further urged the Mangun community to take full ownership of facilities, utilizing them to benefit all. He also supported the Nigerian Army and other security Agencies to rid the state of criminal elements bent on destroying it.

Also, the COAS stated that the Nigerian Army, as part of its comprehensive soft approach to crisis management, will sustain the non-kinetic lines of operations through quick impactful projects and other civil military cooperation activities to complement its kinetic efforts across the country, with the aim of winning the hearts and minds of Nigerians.

He urged Nigerians to support and trust the Nigerian Army to collectively create a peaceful atmosphere for national security and economic prosperity.

The Army Chief expressed gratitude to the president and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for his immeasurable support to the Nigerian Army. He also thanked the Minister of Defense and the Chief of Defence Staff for their guidance and leadership. The General also appreciated the Governor of Plateau State, Barrister4 Calab Manasseh Muftwang, for supporting NA in restoring enduring peace to Plateau State.

The General officer commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Major General Godwin Mutkut, representing the Traditional council and Mangun communities, expressed profound gratitude to the Nigeria Army for these laudable projects, saying that the Nigerian Army, in his efforts to build confidence and earn the support of the civil populace in the fight against security challenges across the country, stressing that the projects in Mangun will have positive impacts on the well being of the community, significantly provide enhanced learning environment for the community and lessen insecurity issues because the minds of the youths would have been engaged.

In the Riyom local government area, the COAS commissioned another set of classroom blocks and a solar-powered borehole at HOSS community secondary school Ta-hoss, Riyom LGA of Plateau State.

The chief commended the choice of Ta-Hoss for the intervention. They have been one of the communities affected by farmer-header conflicts in the state, and this will help them recover.

The 40,000-liter capacity water storage will promote healthy living, especially in this time of cholera, which has been reported in some parts of the country, while the classrooms will provide a conducive learning environment, the Chief states.

In line with the commemoration of 161 years of its existence, the Nigerian Army also conducted a free medical outreach at the University of Jos Main Campus, primary school Angwan Rogo community, Bauchi road Jo’s where the medical team carried out Medical examinations, tests, Treatment of diverse ailments as well. Eyeglasses, mosquito nets, clutches, and wheelchairs were given out to physically challenged persons. Health talk and sensitization on the implications of substance and drug abuse were done.

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