The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai on Sunday 5th July 2020, distributed Palliatives to over 500 people in Kaura Namoda, Zamfara state in line with the activities of the 2020 Nigerian Army Day Celebration.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chief of Army Staff who was represented by the Chief of Transformation and Innovation Major General EN Njoku appreciated the community for supporting the Nigerian Army especially in the ongoing campaign against bandits, cattle rustlers and kidnappers in the state.
He said the distribution of palliatives is to cushion the hardship imposed by the COVID 19 pandemic which has slowed down economic activities across the world.
The Emir of Kaura Namoda Alhaji Sanusi Mohammad Asha in his welcome address, thanked the COAS for the kind gesture and for choosing the community for the event.
He prayed for the success of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism, kidnapping ans banditry in the state as well as the repose of soldiers who died in the efforts to end terrorism and other insecurities in Nigeria.
The traditional ruler assured the COAS of continuous support of his community in the ongoing military campaigns in his area of jurisdiction.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chief of Civil Military Affairs Major General HI Bature represented by the Director of Information, Directorate of Civil Military Affairs Brig Gen AA Goni said the distribution is part of Nigerian Army efforts towards sustenance of excellent civil military relationship and thanked the COAS for approving the event.
Those in attendance were the representative of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State and Special Adviser Chieftaincy Affairs , Hon Yusuf Zugu, Brig Gen E Angayie and the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa among others.
A statement by Col Sagir Musa confirmed that 500 people benefitted from generosity of the Nigerian Army.
“Food items that were distributed included bags of rice, beverages, vegetable oil and over 10 thousand note books for the pupils of the community primary school among others” he said.
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