The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya in Thursday 5th July 2021 commissioned a block of 6 classrooms at Kobi Primary School, Bauchi.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the COAS noted that under his leadership the Nigerian Army has paid close attention to the non-kinetic aspect of military operations by ensuring a good and cordial relationship with the civil populace and host communities where the military operates.
The COAS who spoke through the General Officer Commanding 3 Division/ Commander Operation Safe Haven, Maj Gen Ibrahim Sallau Ali remarked that, the renovation of the school was a symbol of the friendship of the Nigerian Army.
The COAS expressed optimism that the project would alleviate the infrastructure deficit in the educational sector in Bauchi state and complement the efforts of the federal, state and local government in improving education in the long run.
“Let this project foster the desired peace, progress and indeed bring prosperity to the community” the COAS added.
Governor of Bauchi State Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed who was represented by the Chairman, State Universal Education Board, Sheik Abubakar Surunbai Dahiru Bauchi appreciated the COAS and the Nigerian Army for the gesture.
He assured of their commitment to maintain the facility and put it to good use.
Also speaking at the event, Maj Gen GS Abdullahi who attended the primary school, appreciated the COAS for the gesture.
He prayed God to guide the COAS and grant him success.