Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Friday handed over the Chief of Army Staff Guest House constructed by the Rivers State Government to the Nigerian Army.
The hand-over ceremony which took place at the premises of the Chief of Army Staff Guest House on Friday was witnessed by senior commanders of the Nigerian Army and officials of the Rivers State Government.
Also present were members of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association led by Mrs. Tukur Buratai.
Speaking at the hand-over ceremony, Governor Wike stated that his administration resolved to construct the lodge as part of its determination to give the Chief of Army Staff and other Principal Officers befitting accommodation whenever they are in Rivers State.
Wike said that the plots where the Guest House was built initially belonged to the Nigerian Army before it was revoked.
He said: “The Guest House will also facilitate better response time in the relationship between the State Government and the Army High Command.
“The Certificate of occupancy will be handed over to the General Officer Commanding 6 Division. This property belongs to the Nigerian Army going forward”.
In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Buratai expressed gratitude to the Rivers State Governor for the kind gesture.
He said the Guest House would be used by the Nigerian Army to host Chiefs of Army Staff beginning from himself.
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