The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai represented by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Maj Gen Olu Irefin on Tuesday, March 31st 2020 commissioned two blocks of 39 flats each, totalling 78 flats, at Nigerian Army Cantonment Ikeja, lagos to boost troops welfare.
The commissioning ceremony was the third since the GOC assumed duty in July 2019.
While emphasising how lucky 81 Division is in terms of benefitting from the COAS’ intervention, Maj Gen Irefin noted that the COAS had yet awarded another contract for the renovation of 4 additional blocks of flats for soldiers in the Cantonment.
This he said, signified the COAS’ commitment to the welfare of Nigerian Army personnel and their families, and demanded nothing less than their unwavering commitment to duty and loyalty to constituted authority.
A statement by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations quotes that GOC saying, “”It is heartwarming to note that the COAS has indeed deployed enormous resources to facilitate the expeditious completion of the project.
“This was with a view to ensuring that the erstwhile occupants who had to squat with colleagues to give room for the renovation, return immediately to their newly renovated flats thereby decongesting their temporary refuge in the spirit of the requirement for social distancing in the face of the ravaging COVID-19.
“While congratulating the beneficiaries of the beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished apartments, the COAS urged them to ensure the facilities are adequately maintained”, the GOC said.
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